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Infection & Immunity (MI4): Solve Humanity's Deadliest Puzzles
If we don’t act now, infectious diseases will win
Infectious diseases are the second most common cause of death worldwide. They kill 8.7 million people each year, and are responsible for two-thirds of deaths in children under five. The astounding gains humanity has made since the discovery of antibiotics in the 1930s are now under threat.
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Infectious diseases are a global problem. MI4 is on the forefront of solving them.
Delivering answers to meet a global crisis
When antibiotics no longer work, even simple surgeries will carry great risk. MI4’s experts are searching for new ways to ward off infection and save lives.
Our brilliant scientists are working to stop infectious diseases from spreading on every continent, developing novel treatment and prevention strategies that pathogens can’t outsmart.
Infectious diseases disproportionately affect our most vulnerable citizens. We will strengthen our community by bringing the fight against infectious diseases to those who need it most.
“No new antibiotics have been developed since the 1990s, and the discovery pipeline is dry. If we don’t act now, we could be living in a post-antibiotic world by 2050.”
Dr. Dao Nguyen
Director, Antimicrobial Resistance Centre
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What We've Done So Far
Dream Big Campaign Co-Chair Suzanne Legge Orr and husband Jeff Orr have donated $1 million to create the Legge Orr MI4 Leadership Award.
The MUHC Foundation is proud to support the work of MUHC infectious disease researcher Dr. Inés Colmegna.
Dr. Don Sheppard, Director of MI4, is the 2021 recipient of the McGill Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media.