'Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have revolutionised the way infections are treated. But in recent years, more and more bacteria are developing resistance to the antibiotics we rely on. In Malawi, where healthcare provision is stretched, hospital doctors say their work is becoming increasingly difficult.'
Dr Watipaso Kasambara (National Coordinator AMR): "All of us are to blame. We have in one way or another accelerated the problem and we have contributed to increasing rates of antibiotic resistance."
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