Superbugs are becoming more powerful than global health. We are on a mission to reduce their resolve.
Many of the antibiotics that once saved the lives of millions have stopped working. Each year at least 700,000 people die globally from drug-resistant diseases—or diseases caused by superbugs. Scientists now predict that by 2050 superbugs could kill 10 million people every year.
Currently underway is a global three-year reporting, awareness-building, solution-sharing, advocacy and change initiative focused on combating the global rise in resistant infections. We are tackling the problem at a critical moment as the rise in resistant infections has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization and global health leaders like Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of Great Britain.