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 Washington, D.C. -- A new study in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reports a dangerous rise in drug-resistant strains ofKlebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.  Infections caused by these bacteria are already a threat to patient safety and are increasingly common in healthcare facilities throughout the U.S.

Last week Extending the Cure (ETC) staff attended Striving for High Value Health Care: Lessons Learned Across the Country – a roundtable event organized by NEHI, a Boston-based health policy institute dedicated to lowering the cost and improving the quality of US healthcare.

A  roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

 A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

It’s been a momentous week for Extending the Cure. On Tuesday, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 25 other national health organizations, we issued a joint consensus statement on the need to preserve antibiotic effectiveness and combat resistance.

A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

From the angle of a health policy enthusiast, one of the most interesting moments in this year’s inaugural IDWeek was the oral abstract session on the Impact of National Policy on HAI Reporting and Prevention.

Sahal Gure Mohamed texts from a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya

 

A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

An abbreviated version of CDDEP's weekly digest of public health news, focusing on research in the United States.