Published: 13 October 2017

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

Data sources:

Starting from the top, left to right:

  1. 1 in 3:
  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:
  4. £1bn:
  5. How are medical research charities working in this area?: AMRC research portfolio database, active grants in 2015 and 2016