New art exhibition raises awareness of antimicrobial resistance

The Uk Mission partnered with the Swedish Mission in Geneva to unveil a new artwork exhibition entitled ‘The Silent Pandemic: No Time To Wait’ to mark the start of World Antimicrobial Recognition Week these days. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is 1 of the biggest community well being threats experiencing the earth. The emergence of drug resistance indicates that antimicrobials (antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, antimalarials, antiparasitics) are turning out to be ineffective in opposition to the infections and ailments they goal to handle, which include for diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis (TB), HIV and maternal and newborn bacterial infections.

The exhibition capabilities a graphic cartoon series boosting recognition of AMR by Wang Xulin, an award-winning illustrator from Toronto and a three-part exhibit “Help save Modern-day Drugs” by Josh Campbell, Claire Oxlade and Pim Pearce.

The exhibition was unveiled by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General and Tatiana Valovaya, Director-Basic of the United Nations Business in Geneva on Monday.

During his keynote address, Dr Tedros claimed, “Art has the power to attain audiences in a way that complex files are not able to. I am specially grateful to Wang Xulin, the gifted artist driving the canvasses, for their part as an awareness winner for antimicrobial resistance.”


AMR is a leading precedence for the British isles and COVID-19 has evidently demonstrated that infectious conditions, together with resistant infections, do not respect borders. The mounting risk of AMR – usually termed the ‘silent pandemic’ – demonstrates the continuing need for global cooperation”.


Simon Manley, The UK’s Long lasting Consultant to the UN in Geneva


Sweden’s Long term Consultant to the UN, Anna Jardfelt in her remarks said, “The pandemic has taught us that by earning the required political decisions, it is attainable to consider good strides in a short time period of time. We hope that this exceptional piece of operate by the artist Wang Xulin, can lead to these kinds of political determination also on AMR, by illustrating the repercussions of inaction.”

On bringing the matter of AMR to lifestyle via their drawings, the artist Wang Xulin said, “My aim for this exhibit was to make anything visually distinctive, colourful, and emotionally resonant. I chose to present moments that most folks can relate to, connecting the difficulty of AMR to their individual households and their encounters. I needed to be included mainly because battling AMR is such an critical lead to, and will impact the lives of just about every human becoming. As an artist I have usually been intrigued in science and social justice, and I find meaning in educating and encouraging persons the ideal way I can.”

The United kingdom Mission also partnered with the Cambridge Mask Company who supplied custom created masks for the start of the exhibition. The partnership illustrates the great importance in educating every person, not just considered leaders, into selecting the appropriate mask in buy to secure prolonged phrase respiratory wellness from a wide variety of exterior threats like viruses and air pollution. The organization which was launched by Christopher Dobbing in 2015 was eager to emphasize that this partnership is the first action to making sure we steer away from single use disposable masks which are getting to be an ever increasing menace to both our planet and the oceans.

The show will be displayed at the UN in Geneva until finally Wednesday 24 November.