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The Value of Disease Surveillance

The worst of the Covid pandemic is behind us. But after three-quarters of a billion (reported) cases, 20 million deaths and uncounted trillions of dollars in lost income, it is hardly time to declare victory and go back to denying the almost inevitable. Indeed, it is surely time to start preparing for the next pandemic […]

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  • Value of Vaccines to Mitigate Antimicrobial Resistance in Bangladesh Explored

    An article published in the Daily Sun covers the “Antimicrobial Resistance and Vaccines Workshop” organized by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP), an initiative led by OHT to promote actionable policies to control the spread of drug resistance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop, funded by the […]

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  • Vaccines Can Help Mitigate Antimicrobial Resistance

    An article published in The Financial Express covers the “Antimicrobial Resistance and Vaccines Workshop – Bangladesh” held in Dhaka and organized by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP), an initiative led by OHT to promote actionable policies to control the emergence and spread of drug […]

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  • Gonorrhea Is Becoming Drug Resistant. Scientists Just Found a Solution.

    An article published in The New York Times covers the exciting story about the groundbreaking oral treatment for gonorrhea, Zoliflodacin, acing its phase 3 clinical trials. The nonprofit, GARDP, developed the antibiotic in collaboration with an American pharmaceutical company called Innoviva Specialty Therapeutics. The nonprofit sponsored the Phase 3 trial of the drug. In exchange, it holds […]

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  • Antibiotics that Fight Deadly Infections in Babies are Losing Their Power

    An article and podcast published in NPR’s Goats and Soda highlights the troubling results of new research published in The Lancet Regional Health – Southeast Asia — the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in Southeast Asia are now only 50% effective at treating sepsis and meningitis in newborns. This is largely due to growing resistance to […]

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  • Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan: Antimicrobial Resistance, We May Be in the Darkest Hour Before the Dawn

    In an interview published by the Cambridge Core on behalf of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, OHT’s Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan says, “I am optimistic that 20 years from now, we will have addressed this (antimicrobial resistance) in a significant way through a combination of tools, and we’ll look back and say that there […]

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  • Ukraine infections show rising threat from antibiotic resistance

    Out in the Financial Times, an article highlights the rising prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in war-torn Ukraine. In early 2023, doctors found that a soldier in Ukraine who was wounded in the country’s armed conflict with Russia had an infection that was resistant to almost every antibiotic available. Despite the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in several parts of […]

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  • What happens when pharmaceutical pollutants enter the environment?

    Published in the Mongabay-India, an article highlights the impact of pharmaceutical pollution on the health and well-being of humans and animals and how it is driving the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.   Chemical compounds from antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals enter the environment through three primary ways—wastewater discharged from manufacturing facilities, human and animal excreta and […]

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  • Dangerous Heat Waves Expose India’s Inequality

    An article published in The Washington Post delves into the ways global warming and heat waves expose India’s inequality and affect the health and well-being of people living in slums and other crowded areas with water shortages and long power outages in Kolkata, India. As life gets hotter, residents who are crowded into slums or unauthorized colonies […]

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  • Solving for Oxygen: Why policymakers should work to make medical oxygen more accessible

    The One Health Trust’s Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan co-authored an article in Think Global Health, an initiative from the Council on Foreign Relations, that raised concerns over the non-inclusion of access to medical oxygen in the agenda of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response, to be held in late September […]

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