The Big Bug Theory

Emerging resistant microbes in Nigeria

June 10, 2019

Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) is now where HIV was in the early 80s when most Countries were in denial, and hoped that they could wish it away, and yet HIV turned out as it is. When we realise that AMR is now a major threat to public health that we can’t wish away, the vital question […]

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A Global Pledge to End Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

March 1, 2019

For years, the global health community has raised concern about the growing resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics. Antimicrobial resistance has been increasing year by year, and scientists estimate that approximately 10 million people could die every year as a result of antimicrobial resistance by 2050. In 2018, an Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge – a yearlong […]

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Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Amid Outbreak

November 30, 2018

Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever with high mortality caused by a flavivirus transmitted to humans via the domestic species of Aedes mosquitoes. It is a completely vaccine-preventable disease and a single shot provides immunity for a lifetime. The yellow fever vaccine is freely available to all children under one year as part of […]

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Self Medication: Weakening Barriers to Antimicrobial Resistance

November 13, 2017

Everyone needs information and education on medicines and appropriate health-seeking strategies. Intervals in human history have been marked by the pattern of individual self-care in the family and local community. Treatment of diseases involved self-treatment with locally-produced preparations of generally uncertain efficacy. People took responsibility for their own health, and that of their families, as […]

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