Each year about 700,000 people around the world die due to drug-resistant infections. If no action is taken, experts say, it could be 10 million a year by 2050.
This week is Global Antibiotic Awareness Week. It's an annual campaign promoted by the World Health Organization.
Decades of over-prescription of antibiotics have inspired a mushrooming generation of drug-resistant bacteria that threaten us all.
And as TRT World's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from London, health officials say the threat of drug-resistant superbugs is one of the biggest public health threats facing the world today.