Superbugs flourish as a quarter of health facilities lack basic water services worldwide

In the first comprehensive review of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH) in healthcare centers, Unicef and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that roughly two billion people use health facilities lacking basic water services globally – while almost 900 million people use health centers with no water services at all.

Superbugs & Superdrugs

This year’s event will gather leaders from pharmaceutical companies, academia and the wider scientific community together with regulatory agencies and public-private partnerships, to discuss the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

Notes from the Field: Investigation of Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Among Patients at a Community Hospital — Kentucky, 2016

Carbapenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae have the potential for epidemic spread through person-to-person transmission and horizontal transfer of resistance mechanisms.