About Us

Superheroes Against Superbugs (SaS) is an initiative launched in 2018 with the aim to build a community dedicated to tackle the growing threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in India by raising awareness and promoting public and policy action on the issue. 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 and effective WASH practices. Learn more about the problem of superbugs.

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 to ensure that the project not only empowers young people with scientific knowledge but equips them with tools to use this knowledge to promote awareness and action in their sphere of influence. Click here for the engagement resources created by our young partners.

You can learn more about how the journey of SaS began by delving into our pilot workshop report.

AMR at Wellcome: Our second winner presenting at #CalltoAction18 is @SaSuperbugs. The project stood out as a really creative solution to a complex problem. You can find out more about the project here: ow.ly/kPn130mwQNr

Click here for our fun and interactive educational resources on Antibiotic Resistance, free to use for educational and awareness purposes. We use a participatory and learning-based approach to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance among young people.

Our Objectives

Raise Awareness
Enhance public understanding of AMR and responsible actions

 

Empower Public
Take informed decisions and contribute to fight the global issue

 

Influence Policy
Advocate for evidence based policies and interventions

 

Foster Collaboration
Unite stakeholders for a coordinated AMR response and alliance

 

Audience Reached (as of April 2024)

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Through Comics

56%

Through Workshops

44%

School Students

40 %

Adults

60%

Recognition for the initiative

 

Second winner at Call To Action on AMR 2018, Co-hosted by Wellcome Trust with the governments of Ghana and Thailand, and the United Nations Foundation

Featured by WHO during Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

 

Interviewed by @BattleSuperbugs, an initiative by George Washington University, USA

 

Featured in South African-based Mail & Guardian newspaper in November 2018

 

Joins BD’s #AMResistanceFighters Coalition, November 2018

Featured by ReAct as an “example from the field”, raising awareness on antibiotic resistance or related subjects

Finalist - Falling Walls Engage 2020

Featured by British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, September 2020

Featured by Wellcome Trust as a grassroot initiative on AMR

We, at SaS, would love to work with other like-minded organisations and individuals working in this space in India, so please reach out to us at sasindia2018@gmail.com