About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2021, 11:59 PM
Join us in our quest to protect lives from infectious diseases. The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) seeks your support for our work on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and COVID-19.

COVID-19
Currently, WHO nods to evidence of airborne transmission in crowded indoor spaces. More research is needed to investigate if airborne transmission is a big driver of COVID-19. NCID is studying if the coronavirus is naturally airborne, and infectious in such a form.

Other COVID-19 studies to keep the pandemic under control include:
a. Studying the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection
b. Assessment of available Rapid Diagnostic test kits for use at GP clinics, Polyclinics and emergency rooms

Antibiotic resistance
Matthew was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat turned into a life-threatening, drug resistant infection. 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 can multiply and become stronger. Without effective antibiotics, medical procedures such as surgery, and organ transplant would be risky. Antibiotic-resistant infections affect people from all walks of life. The infections often start with something benign such as a seemingly harmless sore throat or ear infection.

About the Charity

National Healthcare Group Fund (NHGF), UEN: 201623926M, is a registered charity with Institutions of Public Character (IPC) status.

With the rapid changes in technology and medical environment, NHGF aims to raise awareness on promoting and supporting medical research and education as well as extending related patient care services that will benefit the Singapore community.

The funds raised by NHGF will be used to address and bridge the gaps of existing grants and schemes for research, education and patient care; empower healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers to accelerate research by providing support that is not dependent on external research grants; encourage innovation and pilot research projects to test new ideas; nurture future generations of healthcare professionals through continuing medical education and extending funded healthcare and support to patients who are determined to be in need of assistance to help them with their recovery journey.

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