We’re delighted to announce our new partner project: Superheroes against Superbugs (SaS), an inspirational scheme run by a volunteer team of scientists and healthcare professionals in Hyderabad, India.
Superbugs are a big problem in India, with drug-resistant infections killing more people there than anywhere else in the world. Among the most vulnerable are infants, with an estimated 58,000 dying every year. The reasons for the high levels of resistance are complex, but are likely to include environmental pollution from antibiotic manufacturing, and over-the-counter sales of antibiotics from community pharmacies.
By educating young people about superbugs, SaS are helping to make India, and the world, a safer place.
We’ll be sharing more news about how you can lend SaS a hand over the next few weeks and months, but in the meantime, you can read more about the great work they’re doing here.
If you’d like to support this project, and and all of the other projects that benefit from working with the Stop Superbugs initiative, you can donate directly here. Your donation will also help to cover the cost of coordinating the initiative – all with the ultimate aim of providing more practical support to community-focused projects across the world, helping to reduce deaths from drug resistant infections and improving the health of nations.