Superbugs are becoming more powerful than global health. We are on a mission to reduce their resolve.
What are superbugs?
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.