Female Microbiome Initiatives

The origins of many diseases are hugely influenced by the health of the mother, and as friendly and unfriendly microbes clearly play a major role, it seems astounding that research funding from governments and nongovernmental granting agencies is alarmingly sparse and still far from being a priority. It is unacceptable that no breakthroughs have occurred in managing bladder and vaginal infections in over 40 years! Furthermore, the sole and unrelenting use of untargeted antimicrobial agents or unnecessary medical interventions for treating and managing these microbial-related conditions, suggests that the wellbeing of women is not important. We counter that, without reproductive health, there would be no humanity to make such decisions, and thus, we must start prioritizing the female microbiomes.

Antibiotic resistence and recurrent urinary tract infections

On November 12th, 2015 in Amsterdam, we hosted a dinner roundtable ith over 20 experts to examine the scientific evidence regarding prophylactic antibiotic use in recurrent urinary tract infections and how the microbes may or may not play a role in this situation. We wrote a press release (in Dutch: Persbericht Antibiotica en UTI) about the table and are starting to work with some of the KOLs from the table to make some beneficial steps regarding patient education and doctor awarenesa.

Upcoming initiatives

– coming soon –

“To fully understand female health, reproduction and infant health,
we need to better understand bacteria”

Gregor Reid

Antibiotic Guardian is an initiative developed in 2014 by Public Health England. Antibiotic Guardian supports the UK Antimicrobial Resistance strategy.
Een initiatief van BAPCOC en de Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu.
Vaginal Microbiome, Fertility and Pregnancy by fx Medicine
Breast Microbiome and Mastitis by fx Medicine

Initiatives of other organizations