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Q&A | 21 January 2020

Why is it so hard to develop new antibiotics?

Discovering and then bringing new antibiotics to market is a tricky challenge – but one we need to solve if we want to be better protected against the growing threat of drug-resistant infections. Here’s why, and what has to happen to develop new medicines.

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Explainer | 10 December 2019

How to write persuasively about drug-resistant infections

If you’re an advocate, policy maker or expert working on drug-resistant infections, you often need to write convincingly to make your audience understand and care about the issue. Here are some practical examples to help you do that.

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Opinion | 13 November 2019

With better global data we can outsmart drug-resistant infections by Gemma Buckland Merrett

The impact of drug-resistant infections is much higher than previously thought, as shown in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

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Opinion | 5 November 2019

It’s time to rethink the way we talk about one of the most urgent threats to our health by Jeremy Farrar

Tackling big health challenges is dependent on science and innovation, but also on the public understanding and engaging with them.

Colour lithograph from 1944 that says "No home remedy or quack ever cured syphilis or gonorrhea, see your doctor now"

Opinion | 28 October 2019

Talking about the ‘antibiotic apocalypse’ is alarming, not persuasive. This is why by Dan Metcalfe

We've used global research to develop effective ways to communicate about drug-resistant infections to inspire change.

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Q&A | 9 September 2019

What are drug-resistant infections?

This Q&A explains what drug-resistant infections are, who is affected and what we can do to stem them.

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News | 23 May 2019

Five pioneering ways to stop superbugs

From India to Latin America, pioneering efforts are being made to reduce the rise and spread of AMR: antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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Opinion | 23 April 2019

We ignore the disaster in the antibiotics market at our peril by Jeremy Farrar

There is no viable path for new drugs, however valuable they are to society.

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Opinion | 1 March 2019

Vaccines work – for superbugs too by Ed Whiting

There's a vital set of tools to help us tackle the threat of superbugs that we're not using to their full potential. Vaccines.

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News | 20 December 2018

10 ways remarkable research is protecting health

During 2018 we've featured stories about trailblazing research by people we support. Here are some highlights.

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News | 3 December 2018

Second global call to action against drug-resistant infections

Wellcome has co-hosted a second global event, in Ghana, to help drive pioneering action to stop the rise and spread of superbugs.

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