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The YAAR! project, bringing together young people from four countries in the Global South to help combat the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), or drug resistant infections.

Young people in the Youth Against AMR (YAAR) project explain antimicrobial resistance and what we can do about it.

Infections become drug-resistant when the microbes that cause them adapt and change over time, developing the ability to resist the drugs designed to kill them. The ability of microbes to become resistant to the drugs designed to kill them is also known as antimicrobial resistance, or AMR. One of the most common types of drug resistance is antibiotic resistance. In this process bacteria – not humans or animals – become resistant to antibiotics. These bacteria are sometimes called ‘superbugs’.

The YAAR! Project youth collaborators have developed short films, cartoons and memes to promote appropriate antibiotic usage and understanding of AMR.

These were launched during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), which took place between 18 and 24 November 2020.

Find out more on the YARR! website

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