The 3rd Annual Do Something About Antibiotics Challenge™
For the third year, the Small World Initiative® challenged students to do something about superbugs and the global antibiotic crisis in recognition of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Annual Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12th-18th) and global activities from the World Health Organization and other stakeholders. During November 2018, we teamed up with the CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Sociedad Española de Microbiología to encourage students to do something about the antibiotic crisis. Superbugs are causing a global crisis, killing more than 700,000 people each year. If we do not find new antibiotics and take significant action, superbugs will become a leading cause of death worldwide by 2050, killing more people than cancer and diabetes combined. Students from around the world answered our call to action! Check out the creative and impactful ways students are confronting one of the most pressing global challenges of our time below. To read more about the challenge announcement and prize packages, please click here.
Watch how students around the world are taking action on the global antibiotic crisis.
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE BOARD GAME. STEPHANIE MAKOWSKI, THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL. TO DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND PRINT YOUR OWN CARDS, CLICK HERE.
COMIC AND ESSAY: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND WAYS TO SOLVE IT. ISABELLE CHEN, THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL. TO READ THE ESSAY, CLICK HERE.
INFOGRAPHICS. TEAM: BROCKTON HIGH SCHOOL.
ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS OUTREACH. CHRISTINA LE. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.