11 Aug Ta-da!
“This is a time of unprecedented global interest and investment in health. But it is also a time of unprecedented challenges. Increasingly, all around the world, health is being shaped by the same powerful forces. A communicable disease in one part of the world can quickly ricochet throughout the international system to affect us all. Good health is a foundation for prosperity and contributes to stability, and these are assets in every country. A world that is out of balance in matters of communicable diseases is neither stable nor secure.” Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO -2008
This quote is taken from the back cover of the 19th edition of the American Public Health Association Manual-Control of Communicable Diseases published in 2008. These words still ring true today. It reminds me of those famous lines from Charles Dickens’, A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,…… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,………” The recent Ebola crisis is surely “our winter of despair” and yet, we have made good progress in controlling that nasty virus and the recent vaccine trial is “a spring of hope”.
Today, we are unveilling the new Nanobugs website: www.nanobugs.com and sharing a more focused direction in our mission to make a difference in the health of lots of people on this planet. I am convinced that as curious people of all ages learn practical microbiology with the help of the Nanobugs, they will be better equipped to prevent infection and take more responsibility for their own health.
Since we cohabitate this planet, the health and personal behaviors of one person can affect so many others. Please share the website with your family, your co-workers, your classmates, and your neighbors. Give us feedback on what you learned from the Nanobugs or what you still want to know more about. Are there games, resources or products we could create to help you assimilate the science behind infection prevention? We want to promote infection-free families – in every country and culture. Join the Nanobugs movement and
Intend to be….infection-free!