Creatively Combating Antimicrobial Resistance
A CDC Foundation Podcast
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This episode is hosted by Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation and host of today’s conversation. Every episode we hear from inspiring leaders and innovators who make the world healthier and safer for all of us. Contagious Conversations is brought to you by the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit that builds partnerships to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention save and improve more lives.
Joining her are Dr. Meghan Perry, and Ella Balasa. Dr. Perry is an infectious disease physician in the Scottish National Health Service and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, whose experience with infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance sparked the idea for a musical titled The Mold That Changed the World, which details the life of Dr. Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. Ella has endured a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis and has experienced lung infections by bacteria that are antibiotic resistant. Her journey led her to become a patient advocate for cystic fibrosis.
In this episode, they explore the power of the arts to promote key public health messages and health protection behaviors and the power of patient advocacy in raising awareness about public health issues, like chronic diseases and antimicrobial resistance.