A current and growing threat. To our lives.
Many die because research for new antibiotics is underfunded. Very few know.

COVID-19 has shaken our world. We can ensure antibiotic resistance doesn’t do the same.

700 thousand

people die every year from drug-resistant infections. Without urgent action, this number is projected to increase exponentially. By investing in research and development for new treatments, for everyone who needs them, we can save lives. 

13.5 billion

dollars are lost annually due to hospital-acquired infections in the US and Europe. Drug resistance is making these infections harder to treat. In turn, surgical procedures and cancer treatment carry greater risk. New antibiotics are needed to protect our healthcare systems.  

The discovery of antibiotics transformed our world by making previously incurable illnesses treatable and allowing medical procedures like operations and chemotherapy to be performed safely. Millions of lives have been saved and our well-being radically improved. But our time with these drugs is running out. Antibiotics have been used so extensively many infections are once more untreatable.

Drug-resistant bacteria can infect anyone, of any age, in any country. It’s why antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. We can’t afford to wait.

We need to fund the research and development of new antibiotics today. And ensure access to these treatments for everyone who needs them, wherever they live. 

Good reasons to donate to GARDP.

––Reason 1

Be part of the solution to a health crisis

Millions of people worldwide contract infections from harmful bacteria and are increasingly dying due to the lack of effective antibiotics. Your donation will support the research and development of urgently needed antibiotics, and access to these treatments for all who need them.

––Reason 2

Invest in social stability and economic growth

Health is a powerful driver of productivity, social stability and economic growth. Everyone’s health is dependent on effective antibiotics. Investing in the research and development of new treatments is good value for money that helps build a more prosperous future.

––Reason 3

Protect our most vulnerable

Drug-resistant bacterial infections can infect anyone, of any age, in any country. But it is our most vulnerable who are hit first and hardest. You can support the research and development of antibiotics to protect those most at risk: newborns, people with weakened immune systems, those in hospitals requiring medical procedures, and the elderly.  

“Antibiotic resistance is a major problem. It breaks my heart to see a baby dying when an antibiotic hasn’t worked.
We are running out of options. If we don’t get more antibiotics on board, more babies are going to die.

Dr Tanusha Ramdin is a senior neonatologist  at South Africa’s Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She spoke to GARDP during a recent visit to the neonatal ward.

Dr Tanusha Ramdin, Senior Neonatalogist

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Doctor Chelsea Kruger

At a Glance: New Treatments for Drug-Resistant Infections

Learn why there is a drug resistance crisis, why so few new antibiotics have been developed and how you can support GARDP in our mission to ensure everyone who needs antibiotics receives effective treatments, no matter where they live. 

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