On 24 November 2021, SaS announced its first batch of Superheroes Against Superbugs (SaS) Fellows. Over the next 6 months, these Fellows will develop creative tools, methods and approaches to engage school-going children and the public at large in India on the issue of antibiotic resistance. Learn more about the Fellows and their Fellowship plans here.
On 5 October 2021, SaS launched a first of its kind Fellowships for educators, science communication and public engagement practitioners, and young researchers based in India interested in developing creative tools, methods and approaches to engage school-going children and the public at large in India on the issue of antibiotic resistance. Learn more about the Fellowships here. SaS Fellowships are funded by Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship provided to SaS via the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)’s Stop Superbugs initiative and are being administered through LVPEI, Hyderabad.
Antibiotic Stewardship and Prevention of Infection in Communities (ASPIC) Clubs- Yuvaraja’s College Chapter, Mysuru, Karnataka, India, translated our superbugs animation video into Kannada. Check it out here. Get in touch with us if you would like to translate our video in any other language.
SaS partners with the Stop Superbugs initiative by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Over the next one year, they are going to help us secure practical support to expand the initiative. Click here to find out more about this partnership and how you can help us in our cause.
SaS co-signs an open letter to WHO Executive Board and One Health Global Leaders Group to support Engagement of Young People on One-Health and #AMR by creating a ring-fenced fund and establishing a ‘United Digital Platform’ . The letter has been signed by 21 other organisations working with young people and AMR across the globe
Superheroes Against Superbugs is one of the finalists at the Falling Walls Engage 2020, a global platform that showcases successful science engagement projects!
SaS facilitator and Science Communication and outreach lead at CCMB, Somdatta Karak authored this fun article titled “Common Myths about Microbes” in the special edition of iWonder, a science magazine for school teachers by Azim Premji University. It’s also an informative and fun read for students, parents and general public. Read and download the article here and watch the interactive session with the editorial team here.
Our efforts in partnering with children in India in the fight against Superbugs has been featured by British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy on their Blog Page.
Suno India interviews SaS team for antibiotic awareness week, 2019. Click here to listen to the podcast, featuring Ponnari and Somdatta while they talk about the initiative and the issue of AMR in India.
SaS is signatory to the ReACT Asia Pacific’s response to 2020 open consultation on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by United Nation’s supporting proposed new indicator on AMR
Wellcome Trust features SaS as an example of initiatives working at grassroots to inspire action against AMR. Click here to read the feature
ReAct features SaS as one of the examples of work and initiatives that are raising awareness on antibiotic resistance or related subjects.
Click here for ReACT toolbox featuring SaS
SaS was selected as one of the two pioneering initiatives from across the globe tackling Antibiotic Resistance at Call To Action on AMR 2018. Ponnari and Sarah presented at Accra, Ghana in November 2018 in this joint global meeting by Wellcome Trust, Governments of UK, Ghana, Thailand and United Nations.
SaS was featured by World Health Organisation during World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 (November 12 – 18) – Features from Around the World
Expert Spotlight: 5 Questions with Superheroes Against Superbugs. Battle Superbugs, Antibiotic Resistance Center at George Washington University interviewed Ponnari and Sarah, leads of the initiative.
SaS was featured in South African-based Mail & Guardian newspaper in November 2018
SaS joins Becton Dickinson Antimicrobial Resistance Fighters Coalition I’m a Resistance Fighter campaign
SaS featured in Times of India