Antibiotic resistant infections in Covid-19 patients
November 28, 2020
I received a call this week from a colleague telling me about outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in COVID-19 patients occurring in US hospitals. Thankfully, with emergency approval from the US FDA, phages have already been used to treat several of those.
We are featured in International news
September 21, 2020
Our work to address the antibiotic resistance crisis in developing countries has recently been highlighted in newspaper articles in The Guardian (from the UK) and Le Courrier (from Switzerland — available in both French and English). We think you'll enjoy reading these and seeing how far we've been able to progress with your support.
Putting out teaching material online
August 28, 2020
We are pleased to announce that we have won a grant from the Mozilla Foundation that will enable us to put some of our phage workshop teaching materials online! During this time when we are unable to deliver in-person workshops due to the coronavirus pandemic, this online resource should be especially valuable for those wishing to use phages to combat the antibiotic resistance crisis.
Our global health work within the context of Coronavirus
April 17, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the lives lost in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and our hearts go out to the families worldwide who are impacted.
This crisis has highlighted how an infectious disease outbreak in one region can quickly spread globally, especially when no effective drugs are available.
Novel phages isolated in Tanzania
February 27, 2020
Last month we successfully delivered our 4th Phage Workshop in Africa, this one delivered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Through this 2-week laboratory training workshop we trained another cohort of 25 scientists how to isolate and begin to develop phages that can be used to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Combatting food-borne bacteria in Nigeria
December 31, 2019
Dr. Lawan Kabiru participated in our Phage Workshop in Ghana this past July, which was our 1st Workshop in West Africa. Now he is back home in Nigeria teaching a team of scientists how to isolate phages to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria that commonly contaminate food, such as Salmonella and E. coli.
Our fabulous workshop instructors
December 29, 2019
We have been very fortunate to have fantastic phage experts who have developed our Phage Workshop curriculum and delivered our 3 previous workshops in East & West Africa. They include Prof. Martha Clokie and Dr. Janet Nale from the University of Leicester (UK) and Dr. Ben Chan from Yale University (US).
Bringing Phage workshops to Asia
December 1, 2019
We’ve run our previous phage workshops in Africa because that continent is forecasted to experience the highest per capita death rate from antibiotic resistant infections. But developing countries in Asia will also be ravaged by antibiotic resistance, with an estimated 4.7 million deaths expected there each year.
Connecting West and East African phage scientists
August 23, 2019
Last month we delivered our first Phage Workshop in West Africa, with participants from 6 countries gathering in Ghana for the 2-week laboratory training. Now that they have returned to their countries, several of the participants have already initiated plans to teach phage biology through their home institutions and to begin phage research projects.
West African phage workshop
February 9, 2019
Phages for Global Health is pleased to announce the call for applications for the first West Africa Phage Workshop! This hands-on laboratory training workshop will be held during July 7 - 20, 2019, in Ghana at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The East Africa Phage Workshop was a Wonderful Success!
September 25, 2017
This summer 25 scientists from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda gathered at Makerere University in Uganda for our 2-week laboratory workshop. These participants learned how to use phages as natural antibacterial agents against antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their region.