Episode Eleven: Fighting for the Future: Neonatal Sepsis
Despite great improvements in mortality for children under 5, sepsis remains a leading cause of death in young children. The highest incidence and mortality were seen in newborns, with the biggest impact seen in low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This episode will highlight how the availability of guidelines, diagnostics, and therapeutics can make a difference in the smallest of patients. Content warning: this episode contains discussions of infant loss.
- Kamala Thiagarajan - Freelance journalist, Global health and environmental sciences
- Seamus O’Brien - Director of Research and Development, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Program
- Phoebe Williams - Pediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Materials Mentioned in this Episode
- Neonatal sepsis: the new threat posed by superbugs, Kamala Thiagarajan, BBC
- Antibiotics needed to treat multidrug-resistant infections in neonates, Phoebe Williams, …, Seamus O’Brien et al., Bulletin of the World Health Organization