Antibiotics For A Special Child

To Albertina and her husband, every child is a gift from God. So even though her seven children were almost grown, she was thrilled to discover she was pregnant again.

And when her son was born with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, she continued to celebrate his birth, even though her family lives in a poor barrio outside Guatemala City.

“He’s my baby and I love him so much,” she says, as she kisses Froilan’s cheek. A teenager now, her son is never considered a burden, even though Albertina must carry him or push him in a makeshift wheelchair.

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Curbing Antibiotic Resistance While Ensuring Access for All

Good stewardship goes beyond just using donor gifts wisely today.

MAP views stewardship as multi-generational. As a critical source for medicines such as antibiotics in the poorest communities on earth, it is imperative that we safeguard the effectiveness of these life-changing medicines for future generations.

This week we are recognizing World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

This observance takes place every November to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, prescribers, and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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All I Want for Christmas is Hope

“What do you want for Christmas this year?” my family begins to ask in November. They usually follow up with, “And don’t say ‘nothing’!” because they know that’s what I usually say.

The fact is that I, like many people, already have more than I need. I struggle every year to come up with a list of Christmas present ideas for my family. So this year I tried something new.

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Antibiotics - The Difference Between Life & Death

Did you know this week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week?

Antibiotics are so integrated into most of our lives that we barely think about them. Cut your finger and apply an antibiotic ointment. Have strep throat? The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic. Even if you’re taking a trip overseas, many physicians will give you a bottle of antibiotics just in case you contract traveler’s diarrhea.

Those of us in the developed world have become very attached to these life-changing medicines in the last hundred years since they have been available. Before that, a simple cut or strep throat could be life-threatening.

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