Thought Leadership Series

The True Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance: New Study has Major Implications for Nigeria

By Dr Abiodun Egwuenu (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece is a commentary on the Global Research on AntiMicrobial resistance (GRAM) Project written by Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, a Field Epidemiologist and Antimicrobial Resistance Programme Manager with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). It is the first comprehensive global estimate of the […]

Press Release

International and African organizations join together to fight antimicrobial drug resistance

Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Brazzaville, Cairo, Nairobi, 18 November 2020 – With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatening development and health in Africa, six international and continental organizations are launching the first partnership of its kind to combat this public health crisis on the continent. The partners cemented their collaboration today with a joint statement by eight […]

Health Thought Leadership Series

Deliberate action to fight antibiotic resistance in Nigeria: World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2019

Since the discovery of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have continued to play a critical role in healthcare. Not only are they used to treat infections caused by various strains of bacteria, they are also used to prevent bacterial infections during surgery and in the event of accidents. However, these life-saving medications are increasingly becoming […]