November 10, 2023
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 the medicines used to treat the infections.
“The new research shows that antimicrobial resistance is becoming a bigger problem across low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific,” says OHT’s Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan.
Find the article and podcast here.