Changing The World
Changing The World
Mar 30, 2022
World Changers: What if the drugs don’t work?
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What if the drugs don’t work? Solutions start with communities

In this World changers episode, Vice-Chancellor Simone Buitendijk speaks to Dr Jessica Mitchell.

Infections that would have quickly killed us a hundred years ago are rarely a cause for concern nowadays. Antimicrobials protect us from infections caused by microbes such as bacteria, fungi and viruses.

But the speed at which microbes are becoming resistant to these drugs is accelerating rapidly. What will happen if the drugs stop working?

Dr Jessica Mitchell is exploring effective ways for our communities – global, national, and local – to come together and respond.

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