Professor Marc Mendelson writes piece on ‘antibiotic guardians’ for The Conversation

20 Nov 2019 - 15:00

Professor Marc Mendelson (Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at UCT) has written a piece for The Conversation entitled "The world needs ‘antibiotic guardians’ to safeguard their future use”. The piece tackles the pressing issue of the increasing rates of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections encountered in clinical practice worldwide and the role we can all play in protecting the antibiotics we currently have available. The piece can be accessed at:

Prof Mendelson was also interviewed on the Cape Talk’s Afternoon Drive radio programme in follow-up to publication of this piece: