BSAC represents one of the world’s most influential networks of infection specialists (including, but not limited to, infectious disease physicians, microbiologists, pharmacists, researchers, and nurses).
As a learned society and charity, its mission is to work with others to provide high-quality open access support to those who need it most. This support takes many forms: free membership, workshops, conferences, public and political engagement, educational resources, professional fora, research grants, and research publications via the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and the online open access journal, JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.
The Society has worked in many countries, with many partners (from development banks and other professional societies, to government departments and supranational bodies like the World Health Organization) to help contain and control the growing threat of drug-resistant infection that has arisen as a consequence of antimicrobial resistance
Superbugs - drug-resistant microbes that cause infections that are difficult, and sometimes impossible to treat - pose an existential threat. Every year, they contribute to the death of about 5 million people. The good news is, we can stop them. By supporting local projects, we can make a practical difference to communities most at risk.
Stop Superbugs is a global health initiative from BSAC. It connects people who need support with people who want to give support - wherever they are in the world