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Phages Targeting Cholera

Phages Targeting Cholera

April 12, 2021

As part of Phages for Global Health's mission to help bring phage therapy to Africa and Asia, our founder, Dr. Tobi Nagel, serves on the advisory board of PhagePro, a company that is developing a phage product to control cholera outbreaks.

Phages for Animals

Phages for Animals

August 13, 2021

A recent news article highlighted the work that Phages for Global Health and many of its collaborators are doing to develop phages as antibiotic alternatives for the livestock industry.

Workshop at Evergreen international conference

Workshop at Evergreen international conference

July 29, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tobi Nagel of Phages for Global Health is organizing a workshop as part of the Evergreen International Phage Conference, which will take place both virtually and in person next week.

Antibiotic resistant infections in Covid-19 patients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

Tuberculosis and Phage

Tuberculosis and Phage

December 3, 2019

Mr. Deus Kamya was a recent graduate from Makerere University in Uganda when he attended our very first Phage Workshop in 2017. Now he has won 3 small grants to support his master's thesis research on phages.

Bringing Phage workshops to Asia

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

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

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.

Dr Chan treating patients with Phages

Dr Chan treating patients with Phages

December 16, 2018

One of our workshop instructors, Dr. Ben Chan of Yale University, has been using phages to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in patients in the US. In fact, this past week he treated two more people with phages!

Tobi Nagel wins Moonshot fellowship

Tobi Nagel wins Moonshot fellowship

December 6, 2018

Our own Tobi Nagel was selected as a Moonshot Fellow by the Kravis Leadership Institute, which recognizes leaders of innovative initiatives that positively impact the lives of people worldwide.

Matching Funds Available Today

Matching Funds Available Today

November 27, 2018

We're excited to share that scientists from our first East Africa Workshop recently won an $800,000 grant from the African Union to develop antibacterial phages for fish!

Phage work in Africa is amplifying

Phage work in Africa is amplifying

November 25, 2018

Through our first 2 workshops in Africa we have taught 50 scientists how to isolate phages to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria — and those researchers have already amplified that work 10-fold!

New Hope for Antibiotic Resistance in East Africa

New Hope for Antibiotic Resistance in East Africa

November 27, 2016

We all need hope, right? Maybe now more than ever. As Board members of Phages for Global Health (PGH), we are proud to invite you to create hope in the developing world by partnering with us to develop antibacterial phage products.

Phage Workshop Is About To Begin

Phage Workshop Is About To Begin

July 07, 2017

With funding from private individuals and foundations, we are now in the final days of planning for our East Africa phage training program.

Dr. Tobi Nagel Presents at the 2017 International Evergreen Phage Conference

Dr. Tobi Nagel Presents at the 2017 International Evergreen Phage Conference

August 07, 2017

In her talk at the 2017 International Evergreen Phage Conference, Dr. Nagel discussed details of the first East Africa Phage Workshop.

The East Africa Phage Workshop was a Wonderful Success!

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.

Phage Laboratory Workshop: Measuring Impacts

Phage Laboratory Workshop: Measuring Impacts

November 15, 2017

It has been 3 months since our East Africa Phage Workshop, so we've gathered the first quarterly impact data – and it's impressive!

How Phages Saved a Man's Life

How Phages Saved a Man's Life

March 12, 2018

In a recent Science Friday radio interview our collaborator, Dr. Benjamin Chan, described how he and colleagues at Yale University used phages to save a man with an antibiotic-resistant infection.

Dr. Tobi Nagel Discusses Phages with KCBS Radio

Dr. Tobi Nagel Discusses Phages with KCBS Radio

December 15, 2017

Dr. Tobi Nagel discusses the opportunities and challenges using phages in developing countries to address the rising crisis of antimicrobial resistance.