Paul Adepoju is a Nigeria-based Devex Contributing Reporter, academic, and author. He covers health and tech in Africa for leading local and international media outlets including CNN, Quartz, and The Guardian. He's also the founder of healthnews.africa. He is completing a doctorate in cell biology and genetics and holds several reporting awards in health and tech.
With antimicrobial resistance responsible for 700,000 deaths each year, there is a pressing need to control antibiotic abuse — but the case of Nigeria demonstrates just how hard that might be in practice.