Published 13 October 2017

This spotlight report highlights the positive difference medical research charities are making in the area of drug-resistant infection.

Each year 12,000 people in the UK die from drug-resistant infections. The report sets out how member charities are working in this area, and provides examples of the life-changing research they continue to support.

Data sources:

Starting from the top, left to right:

  1. 1 in 3: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-antimicrobial-resistance/health-matters-antimicrobial-resistance
  2. 12 types: Antibacterial agents in clinical development: an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017 (WHO/EMP/IAU/2017.11). Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. Note: There are many more types of pathogens that are currently acquiring resistance to drug treatment in addition to these 12 types of bacteria that were named global priority pathogens by the WHO.
  3. 12,000 people: http://www.antibioticresearch.org.uk/
  4. £1bn: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-antimicrobial-resistance/health-matters-antimicrobial-resistance
  5. How are medical research charities working in this area?: AMRC research portfolio database, active grants in 2015 and 2016