Antimicrobial Resistance: a Priority for Global Health Action. (Bull World Health Organ 2015;93:439)
(2015; 1 page)

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From the earliest days of antibiotics, scientists have warned that without careful management of the way these powerful drugs are used, pathogens could quickly develop defences against them. Today, antimicrobial resistance is spreading faster than ever, threatening the effectiveness of many of our most important weapons against infections.

Convened by the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative group of nations, experts met in Oslo, Norway in November 2014 to consider ways to reverse the dangerous spread of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines. As ministers charged with safeguarding the health of the public, we view this as a top priority.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the challenge of combating antimicrobial resistance cannot be addressed by individual countries acting alone. We have therefore actively supported efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop a global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance.

 
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