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. This is important work because tons more antibiotics are used worldwide in animals than in people -- accentuating the conditions in which bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics.
In Africa, antibiotics for veterinary applications are regularly sold through so-called agrovets, local stores such as the one shown in the photo above, which provide medicines for farmers. Our goal is to eventually have approved phage products available as antibiotic alternatives through agrovets and other suppliers.
We hope you'll enjoy reading this article, especially since many of the scientists mentioned in it were participants in our previous phage workshops in East and West Africa. We're so excited to see their work progressing!