Deutsche Welle News Article and Video

“If a new antibiotic was introduced for use right, right now, today, on average we would see reports of resistance in about two to three years. But in the lab, you’ll see this in 11 days or something like that for certain antibiotics. I think we have to remember it’s a natural evolutionary process. And this is accelerated by the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials. We can’t stop it, but we can slow it down.” – Dr Lesley Ogilvie

Drug-resistant pathogens directly kill or contribute to the deaths of an estimated 5 million people every year. Many have grown resistant to the most effective medicines, and developing alternatives is growing critical.

The Director of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub Secretariat, Dr Lesley Ogilvie, was interviewed by Deutsche Welle for a news article and a video to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance to the general public and to advocate for the development of new antibiotics. The full version of the video interview can be found here.

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