WASH, which stands for water, sanitation, and hygiene, are basic principles that are extremely impactful in reducing the burden of infectious diseases. In honor of World Hand Hygiene Day, we’ve teamed up with Lindsay Denny, MPH and Health Advisor at Global Water 2020, to talk about the importance and impact of WASH in the fight against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
Tune into the webinar on April 28, 2021 to learn more about how PACCARB and groups like the IDSA are working to further the use of diagnostic tests and the role of infectious disease professionals to help stem the threat of antimicrobial resistance.
By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Interviewing: Christian M. Shaw, PharmD., BCPS, Clinical Coordinator for the Pharmacy Department at Wilson Medical Center, A Duke LifePoint Hospital Historically, awareness of antimicrobial resistance has been lower than for other health threats, such as cancer or heart disease. However, the threat that antimicrobial resistance poses to human health is …
Between 1900 and 2020, global average life expectancy increased from 32 to 72 years. However, against this backdrop of health improvement over the past century, we have also seen new pathogens arise more frequently, leading to deadly local outbreaks, regional epidemics, and global pandemics.