Overuse of antibiotics is causing a crisis throughout the world

According to the new UK report, drug-resistant infections could kill more than 50 million people a year.

Currently, 50 thousand people a year across European and U.S countries succumb to untreatable infections due to antimicrobial resistance.

Prof. Guy Richards, Director of the Department of Critical Care at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, says the situation is not different in South Africa.

Listen to the conversation below, as Prof. Richards explains antimicrobial resistance and the situation in South Africa.

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