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Three reasons to donate to Antibiotics Research UK
- There is growing resistance to the current set of antibiotics that are available to physicians. This resistance is a critical issue because millions of people all over the world could become infected by drug resistant bacteria and die because of lack of treatments available. If you want to help solve this problem, you should donate to Antibiotics Research UK.
- £30 million might seem like a lot of money to raise, but it all adds up. The five-year fundraising goal Antibiotics Research UK has set is very achievable when thousands of people contribute. You can help achieve this goal by making a donation no matter how small. You will be contributing towards a solution to a big problem that is facing not just people in the UK, but all over the world.
- Antibiotics Research UK is a wonderful cause. The problem that we face of growing drug resistant bacteria is a serious one. Not many people are aware of the impending crisis, where a person who catches a simple infection could end up dying. It is important that we ensure that we fund research and find new antibiotics that can be used in the battle against drug resistant bacteria.
About Antibiotics Research UK
Antibiotics Research UK is a group of leading corporate scientists, clinicians and UK university researchers, all of whom have an interest in antibiotic resistance. The group had been meeting regularly on an informal basis over a number of years to decide what should be done in order to kick start new antibiotic drug development. The network drew its members from some of the UK’s leading universities. At the time the group called itself Antibiotic Discovery UK and during one particular meeting in early 2014 it was decided that a new charity should be established to deal with the challenge of antibiotic resistance.
Funding lots of research
The name Antibiotic Research UK was decided through competition which was won by a student of the University of Oxford. The charity was registered in July 2014 and the first Annual General Meeting was held in August 2014. Antibiotics Research UK seeks to raise £30 million over the next half decade with the aim of bringing at least a single new antibiotic therapy to market. All the research that will support this goal will be performed at UK universities and corporate laboratories. The research will be supervised by the charity’s Scientific Advisory Committee which is made up of experts in the field of antibiotics research.