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Protecting Lives from Infectious Diseases
Matthew was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat turned into a life-threatening, drug-resistant infection. His body went into toxic shock. To save his life, doctors had to amputate his arms and legs. Matthew beat the odds and survived.
Antibiotic resistance is a serious global health threat as bacteria become superbugs - resistant to antibiotics and therefore able to multiply and become stronger. Without effective antibiotics, medical procedures such as surgery, cancer chemotherapy and organ transplant would be dangerous. By 2050, it is estimated that antibiotic resistance will cause more deaths than cancer.
Antibiotic-resistant infections affect people from all walks of life – young and old, healthy and chronically ill. The infections often start with something benign such as a seemingly harmless sore throat or ear infection.
National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), an institute of NHG, is currently finding solutions to tackle the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other infectious diseases. Besides combating sudden outbreaks such as COVID-19, NCID is constantly fighting existing diseases such as dengue and AIDS.
Your support will make a lasting difference in our quest to protect lives.
Partner us in our quest to fight emerging and existing infectious diseases. For online donations, please click here to access our Giving.sg fundraising campaign. For donations via other methods, please refer to our "How to donate" section.
Save Limbs, Save Lives – Research to reduce limb amputation due to diabetes
Singapore has one of the highest rates of limb amputations in the world – an average of 4 amputations per day. Our diabetes research aims to reduce limb amputations among those living with diabetes in Singapore. We want to predict, prevent and detect early diabetes complications such as tissue death that requires limb amputations.
Our research team at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, a part of NHG, is developing an effective method to detect blood vessel damage. This allows us to identify patients with diabetes who are at high risk of limb amputations.
You can save limbs and lives by making a donation to support our work. For online donations, please click here to access our Giving.sg fundraising campaign. For donations via other methods, please refer to the "How to donate" section.