[Source: The Lancet, full page: (LINK). Summary, edited.]
Sustainable development levers are key in global response to antimicrobial resistance
Angelina Taylor, Jasper Littmann, Anna Holzscheiter, Maike Voss, Lothar Wieler, Tim Eckmanns
Published: October 30, 2019 / DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32555-3
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a borderless challenge, with drug-resistant infections estimated to cause at least 700 000 deaths per year globally. 1 To address this, member states of WHO agreed to the Global Action Plan for AMR in 2015, followed by adoption of the UN political declaration on AMR in 2016. A global governance structure is in place—namely, the Tripartite, made up of WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE)—all of which are strengthening their AMR mandates. 2 The UN Interagency Coordination Group on AMR (IACG), tasked by the UN Secretary-General, has been engaging with member states and other stakeholders and has made recommendations for globally combatting AMR. 3
Keywords: Society; Poverty; Global Health; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance.