Click here to read our comic compilation Sharad Sharma and Sarah Iqbal | India is at the forefront of the global epidemic of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Studies estimate that 58,000 newborns in India die each year due to infections caused by resistant superbugs. There are currently 700,000 deaths worldwide due to antibiotic resistance (a subset … Continue reading Grassroots Comics on Antibiotic Resistance
During the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW2020), Superheroes Against Superbugs along with DBT/ Wellcome Trust India Alliance and CCMB, Hyderabad, organised an online panel discussion ‘Lets’s Talk Superbugs: Making Sense of Antimicrobial Resistance’. In the video below hear experts - Dr Jyoti Joshi, Head of South Asia, The Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, … Continue reading Let’s Talk Superbugs: Making Sense of Antimicrobial Resistance in India
Sarah Iqbal | This article first appeared in the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance newsletter. Antibiotics have dramatically reduced the number of deaths from infections and infectious diseases since they were introduced 70 years ago. They have been the most vital and commonly-used medication to combat life-threatening infections caused by disease-causing bacteria, but using antibiotics can have side … Continue reading Rise of the deadly superbugs – how can we respond?