What’s causing the rise in drug-resistant superbugs? | Health

Scientists warn that climate change is driving antimicrobial resistance.

According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme, antibiotic resistance could result in 10 million deaths per year from 2050 onwards.

Scientists say climate change is a contributing factor in the impending disaster.

Why is there such a risk, and what measures are being taken against it?

Presenter: Sohail Rahman

guest:

Mukesh Kapila – Advisor on Antimicrobial Resistance to the World Health Organization

Anna Farah – infectious disease specialist with Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Alistair Farley – Scientific Lead at the INEOS Oxford Antibacterial Institute

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