This week’s video comes from the Wellcome Trust.

The UN General Assembly on the 21 September provides a critical opportunity for the global community to act on one of the great health challenges of the 21st Century. Resistance to antibiotics and other drugs threatens many of the benefits of modern medicine.

It’s a growing problem because drugs are being overused and misused, which means that microorganisms (such as bacteria, funghi, viruses and parasites) are developing resistance quicker. Infections such as gonorrhoea, tuberculosis, MRSA and pneumonia are harder to treat. At the same time, there’s a diminishing supply of drugs to combat infection, and the pipeline of new drugs is weak.

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