Superheroes against Superbugs (SaS) initiative partners with young children to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance (ABR; a subset of Antimicrobial resistance or AMR) to promote community dialogue and action. The program uses Grassroots comics, a simple, cost-effective engagement tool that enables children, irrespective of their artistic skills, to develop their own comics on different aspects of ABR to start conversations about how to tackle this problem in India.

Tags: Bio-Tech, Education, Environment & Nature, Food & Agriculture, Science Communication, Science Policy

Sarah Iqbal

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Sarah Iqbal is the Lead, Communication and Public Engagement, at the Indian science funding agency, the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance. In her current role, she manages external communications, capacity building and professional skills training (science communication, research leadership) and Public Engagement (PE) programmes. Sarah received her Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK and was a postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Research Institute, Florida, USA.

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