The Big Bug Theory

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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