Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.
Why it is relevant to you: without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work.
What we want you to do: to slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics. We invite the public, students and educators, farmers, the veterinary and medical communities and professional organisations to become 'Antibiotic Guardians' who pledge to help raise the profile of antibiotic resistance – you can sign up via the 'Pledge now!' button.
Call to action: Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete.
Opinion: What needs to be done to tackle the global crisis in antibiotics (Dr Mathew Upton, Associate Professor (Reader) in Medical Microbiology, 19 November 2015)
Opinion: Bacteria don’t respect borders – why we all need to fight the global problem of antibiotic resistance (Dr Mathew Upton, Associate Professor (Reader) in Medical Microbiology, 13 November 2017)