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Antibiotic Resistance - Running out of Options

Photograph by Vivian Lee
The culture: Bacteria from the collected specimens is grown on specific media before testing their sensitivity to a panel of antibiotics. Photograph by Vivian Lee

 

Over half of the patients admitted to MSF’s reconstructive surgical project in Amman, Jordan, arrive with a multidrug-resistant infection. Alarmed by the surging rates of antibiotic resistance, MSF held a conference in Amman in September to highlight the challenges it faces with treating patients resistant to many of the antibiotics in common use, and raise the alarm about running out of treatment options. Find out more about the project that treats war-injured patients from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.