If you have HIV, your chances of developing tuberculosis are greatly increased. That is why we need more research into TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment — and quickly.
Decades of antibiotic overuse in healthcare and farming have led to a rapid rise in antibiotic resistance worldwide. Dr Natalie Whitfield, Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs at GenMark Diagnostics explains how new, rapid diagnostic technology can help fight this potential health crisis.
Manufactured by Diagnostics for the Real World (DRW), a spinout company from Cambridge University, the new SAMBA II point-of-care machines are specifically developed for resource limited settings.
Drug-resistant organisms are evolving extremely quickly. So we are now faced with a challenge, in that people in hospitals and the community develop resistant infections and we don’t have effective drugs to treat them.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people. We look at how international collaboration and partnerships are starting to turn the tide of misery.