Welcome to the YAAR! project
This is the website for 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.
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.
Read our blog:
Films made by young people in the YAAR! project to raise awareness about AMR