Cockcroft Rutherford Lecture with Professor Dame Sally Davies

Chief Medical Officer for England and University of Manchester alumna Professor Dame Sally Davies spelled out a stark warning about the dangers of drug resistance among bacteria at the annual Cockcroft Rutherford Lecture.

Professor Davies was appointed as the first female Chief Medical Officer in 2010, a role which sees her act as the government’s principal medical adviser and the professional head of all directors of public health in local government.

Since taking on the role she has led global action to fight the trend of infections becoming resistant to antibiotics, a trend which in the UK is estimated to kill around 10 million people a year globally by 2050.

You can watch the lecture below, with first an introduction from Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor:

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