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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?