To evaluate the impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-13) on vaccine and non-vaccine serotypes causing both invasive and non-invasive diseases in Qatar. The study also assesses the overall prevalence and serotype distribution of S.pneumoniae nasopharyngeal carriage in both healthy and sick children below five years of age over a three-year period.
Hamad Medical Corporation
CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
A primary factor driving antibiotic resistance is the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. To help address this issue, the CDC Foundation partnered with The Pew Charitable Trusts to analyze antibiotic use in inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings in the United States.
Mathuram Santosham, M.D., M.P.H., received the Fries Prize for Improving Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for his research and contribution in fighting the deadly Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease.