ReAct features SaS as one of the examples of work and initiatives that are raising awareness on antibiotic resistance or related subjects –


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.

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SaS was featured by World Health Organisation during World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 (November 12 – 18) – Features from Around the WorldWHO

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

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SaS joins Becton Dickinson Antimicrobial Resistance Fighters Coalition I’m a Resistance Fighter campaign

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SaS featured in Times of India

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Twitter Praise


  • Three PhD students from CCMB adopt our educational resources to engage with school students on antibiotic resistance in Hyderabad under the CSIR Jigyasa program, July 2019


  • SaS leads Sarah and Ponnari were invited to present at Community Engagement for AMR conference in Nepal organised by Changing the Story initiative at Leeds University and HERD International, June 2019
  • Dr Shahid Jameel, CEO of Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance highlighted SaS at Hameid Foundation UK-India joint meeting on AMR by Academy of Medical Sciences, London, UK, February 2019

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  • Follow -up workshop at Global Edge, Madhapur campus, Hyderabad, December 2018

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  • SaS was at Adhbutha – Festival of Learning, Hyderabad, November 2018. Read report

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  • SaS talk at Global Edge School, Kokapet, Hyderabad for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 by team member Somdatta from CCMB, November 12, 2018WAAW2018
  • SaS engaged with young children and their parents on Hand Hygeine and Superbugs at the Artopia event in Global Edge School, Kokapet, Hyderabad, November 10, 2018

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  • SaS at CCMB open day, September 25, 2018
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  • Second SaS pilot workshop at Global Edge School, Madhapur campus, Hyderabad. 35 new champions for the cause of Superheroes Against Superbugs, August 2018Global Edge 2Global Edge
  • Our very first SaS pilot workshop at Telangana Social Welfare Residential School. Gowlidoddy, Hyderabad, June and August 2018

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