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Mass Administration of Antibiotics: Reaching Clinical and Community Equipoise

Anthony Deh-Chuen So, MD, MPA
Johns Hopkins University
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2020
Duration 12 Months
Amount $128,857

Mass drug administration (MDA) of antibiotics to all children in a community or population has the potential to reduce infectious diseases and reduce childhood mortality globally. However, MDA requires weighing near-term gains against longer-term risks of antibiotic resistance, which would impair treatment of serious bacterial infections; fairly distributing benefits and risks among individuals, communities, and whole societies; obtaining informed consent, and engaging the community.