News & Perspective

May 05, 2020

May 05, 2020
Kenya market place

As exponential COVID-19 spread hits parts of Africa, WHO issues advisory on traditional medicines

Cases rose 41% in Africa last week, and transmission is widespread in 7 countries. Lesotho is the only nation that hasn't reported a case.

Apr 29, 2020

Apr 29, 2020
COVID-19 relief efforts in South Africa

WHO reconvenes COVID-19 panel; Africa's outbreaks intensify

Niger has recorded a 12.6% case-fatality rate, which approaches Italy's 13.1%.

Apr 03, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 03, 2020

Rise in UK heart infections
Critical antibiotics in veterinary medicine
Antibiotic stewardship in Africa
Antibiotic strategy for injection drug users
MRSA skin infections in kids
Oral antibiotics for heart infections
MDR pathogens in Ghana ICUs

Mar 18, 2020

Mar 18, 2020
IV drips

Global COVID-19 total tops 200,000; WHO unveils massive treatment study

The WHO announces a large international clinical trial to test 5 treatments.

Mar 06, 2020

Mar 06, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 06, 2020

Antibiotic use in US children's hospitals
Drug trial for highly resistant TB
Urine culture order intervention
Antibiotic use, resistance in African food animals
Improper use of antibiotics in kids
Antibiotic de-escalation in pneumonia patients
Pediatric UTI stewardship
Funds for resistant malaria
Antibiotics in non-severe infections
Combo antibiotic for resistant UTIs

Mar 05, 2020

Mar 05, 2020

News Scan for Mar 05, 2020

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Drug trial for highly resistant TB
Urine culture order intervention
Antibiotic use, resistance in African food animals

Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
Mexico City

WHO raises global COVID-19 risk to highest level

As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.

Feb 20, 2020

Feb 20, 2020

News Scan for Feb 20, 2020

Antibiotic resistance in UK chicken meat
Contact isolation in European hospitals
Fast detection of carbapenem resistance
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Feb 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 14, 2020

Battling AMR in Nigeria
Aid for global AMR efforts
MCR-1 resistance gene in Wyoming
Candida auris disinfectants
Cutting antibiotic manufacture residue
E-nudge to cut C diff testing

Dec 04, 2019

Dec 04, 2019

News Scan for Dec 04, 2019

Monkeypox in the UK
Impeded Ebola response
Saudi MERS case
US flu vaccine uptake
Climate change and health

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