THE WINNING INITIATIVE
Edith Odeh opened a healthcare facility bringing
together pharmacists, doctors, and volunteers to
provide reliable information about birth control methods
and warn women of the long-term consequences of
Antibiotic resistance and
microbiota a strong link
According to recent research see article
Antibiotic resistance microbiota on the
frontline page 30 the human gut microbiota
has high potential as a reservoir of antibiotic
resistance genes Antibiotic resistance is
transferred from one bacteria to another via the
exchange of genetic material between bacteria
including within the human gut microbiota
Everything you need
to know about the
Henri Boulard Award
Set up in May 2021 by the Biocodex Microbiota
Foundation, this award recognizes gut
microbiota programs that are likely to have
a significant impact on the health of local
Which projects are eligible?
Examples include promoting good nutritional
practices, wastewater purification, and
campaigns aimed at reducing child mortality
due to infectious diarrhea.
The independent jury is composed of
Caroline Lachowski, science journalist at
RFI and producer of the show “Autour de la
question”, and Patrick De Boever,
from Hasselt University (Belgium).
Reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and high-
risk abortions in Nigeria, explain the risks of improper use
of antibiotics, and avoid dysbiosis of the gut microbiota
and antibiotic resistance.
In Nigeria, taking high doses of an antibiotic called Am-
piclox is mistakenly believed to be an effective method of
contraception. However, repeatedly taking unnecessary
antibiotics can lead to dysbiosis and favor anti-microbial
resistance (AMR), as well as unwanted pregnancies.