Superheroes Against Superbugs (SaS) is an initiative launched in 2018 to build a community dedicated to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in India by raising awareness and promoting public and policy action on the issue.
SaS is a novel and unique effort where young people are made creative partners in the fight against this century’s biggest health threat. We combine innovative science education and public engagement approaches which not only empower young people with scientific knowledge of the issue but equips them with tools to use this knowledge to promote awareness and action in their sphere of influence.
SaS programmes aim to engage with the general public to raise public awareness and improve public understanding of this global threat to build a society of smart antibiotic users. We at SaS believe in the need for the general public to become ‘superheroes’ as much as we need our scientists and doctors to fight this silent pandemic.
“The content for the Superheroes against Superbugs workshop is very useful and has been intelligently planned to convey the right set of messages to school students. The activities are arranged in increasing order of complexity so that the students are primed and equipped to understand what is coming up next. Also, because the hands-on activities are fun-filled and engaging, they keep the students from getting lost or bored, while effectively translating the information across.”
– V Devi Prasad, PhD student, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology.