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Drug Resistance: A Global Challenge to Disease Control and Eradication

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm

Resources for the Future presents a First Wednesday Seminar on 
Drug Resistance: A Global Challenge to Disease Control and Eradication 

Featuring panelists: 
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy, Resources for the Future 
Kevin Outterson, Boston University School of Law 
Rachel Nugent, Deputy Director, Global Health, Center for Global Development 

May 5, 2010 
12:45pm--2:00pm 
A light lunch will be available at 12:30pm 

at 
Resources for the Future 
1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 
First Floor Conference Center 

Drugs to treat bacterial infections, malaria, and viruses are losing efficacy to pathogen resistance. The past decade has seen significant investment in new tools like drugs and vaccines but relatively little maintenance of existing tools to protect them. Resistance has emerged to artemisinins, the recommended first-line treatment against malaria in most parts of the world, and has also grown rapidly in the case of antibiotics. How can the world coordinate to address the threat of depleting drug effectiveness? Who bears the cost of decreasing drug effectiveness? And what will the world look like in 10 to 20 years with and without global efforts to contain resistance? 

Registration is required. To RSVP for this event, please visit RFF's event registration page

At RFF's monthly First Wednesday Seminar series, scholars and experts exchange ideas and views with the RFF community on important energy, environmental, and natural resource topics.

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