List of links to some useful information on AMR.
REVIVE Antimicrobials Encyclopaedia
This online resource provides definitions of terms from the field of antimicrobials e.g. ‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient’, ‘Bacterial efflux’ and ‘Minimum Inhibitory Concentration’. Each term also links to useful information on the subject and where available, links to REVIVE content such as webinar recordings and Antimicrobial Viewpoints.
Wellcome report: The Global Response to AMR: Momentum, success, and critical gaps
Published on 16 November 2020, and based on interviews with 150 experts from the public health, policy and scientific communities, this report identifies areas where Wellcome sees it can best contribute to collective global action to protect people from drug-resistant infections. Click on the links to read the report and accompanying opinion piece.
‘BBC Radio 4 – Costing the Earth: Swimming in Superbugs’
Ellen Husain investigates the presence of pathogens in the marine environment. She learns from Dr Anne Leonard and Prof Will Gaze (two of our PhD supervisors based at the University of Exeter) how surfers and regular sea swimmers may be more likely to have antimicrobial resistant bacteria in their bodies, and finds out about the ways in which antibiotics find their way into our oceans. Is the way we manage our seas actually fuelling the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria and increasing the risk of untreatable disease in future? Link to the programme here:
‘Antibiotic Resistance’ short film, winner of WHO’s Health for Film Festival
Nitai Steinberg is winner of WHO’s inaugural Health for All Film Festival Student Prize, for his short film which perfectly explains AMR. The Health for All Film Festival aims to put storytelling power into the hands of film-makers, enabling them to share public health information and stories.