And the top prize for the Post-Antibiotic World Essay Competition goes to Chan Ger Hui. Well-deserved! A Post-Antibiotic World It all started with one small holiday And one very small spore. Stray fungi growing on a petri dish Was soon to be so much more. Remember for this discovery Fleming— But forget not Florey, Chain, […]

This clearly written effort from Suhaina Yasmin of Tanjong Katong Girls’ School netted her the second prize in our Post-Antibiotic World Essay Competition. One of our judges was deeply impressed and persuaded the other two to revise their scores! The War Between Man and Mutant Along with other crises of the world like terrorism and […]

This excellent technical essay (except for the part where I was quoted!) by Mstr Quek Sze Yang from Ngee Ann Polytechnic was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. Post-Antibiotic World: The Antibiotic Apocalypse 1. Introduction A grim and dreadful future is looming – a future where one of the most widely […]

This essay by Mstr Aaron Chua from Raffles Institution was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. “Post-Antibiotic World” I was born in 2007, the decade before antibiotics failed us. Living in a HDB apartment, going to the pre-school at my void deck, and then attending a primary school in my neighbourhood, […]

This reflective essay by Ms Julianne Jessica Talens Leow from Tanjong Katong Girls’ School was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. Antibiotic Resistance, Paralysis, and Stewardship: The Walking Ecosphere’s Destiny I read the headline many times over: “FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) Fails to Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance, Guarantees […]

The Post-Antibiotic World Essay Contest jointly organized by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Ngee Ann Polytechnic took place between 1st June and 30th August 2017. This event was more hotly contested and there were more than 50 essays submitted from both Secondary and Junior College/Polytechnic students. We were very fortunate to have 3 […]

The essay contest has closed. There were a total of 49 essays submitted – 35 in the Secondary School section and 14 in the Junior College/Polytechnic section.  We have a trio of distinguished and experienced judges who very kindly agreed to review the essays. The judging should be completed by mid-October, while the prize presentation […]