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.
  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