Emerging drug resistant pathogens represent a significant threat to human health. Drug resistant infections currently claim 700,000 lives per year and are predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
Many community wide interventions include mass administration, which does decrease transmission, but also increases selection for drug resistance. To limit the spread and impact of anti-malarial and anti bacterial drug resistance, real-time surveillance of resistance patterns is essential.
Dr Kuchta is addressing this epidemiological conundrum in Namibia. Using respiratory fluid and dried blood spots, working with the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, she is using FLASH, a next-generation CRISPR diagnostic tool to identify antimicrobial resistance sequences, and map resistance patterns on near real-time.
Please join the 5th annual Global Pediatric Lecture Series in welcoming Dr Kuchta.
Thursday, September 19 at 10:00am to 11:00am
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Outpatient Center (OPC) Boardroom
747 52nd St, Oakland, CA 94609