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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

is the ability of microbes (i.e. bacteria, viruses, fungi) to counteract the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs (i.e. antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals) against them. Even when used appropriately, antimicrobials can create a selective pressure for resistant microorganisms.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

The development of resistance is accelerated by the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials in human, animal and plant health, along with the pollution of the environment with antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance genes.

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700.000+

Deaths annually due to AMR, based on incomplete statistics.

10 million

Estimated deaths per year due to AMR by 2050.

$100 trillion

will be lost in economic output by 2050.

73%

of all antibiotics are used in animal husbandry

700.000+

Deaths annually due to AMR, based on incomplete statistics.

10 million

Estimated deaths per year due to AMR by 2050.

$100 trillion

will be lost in economic output by 2050.

73%

of all antibiotics are used in animal husbandry

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AMR is one of the greatest challenges to global health in our lifetime. This issue will change how we treat even common infections and have implications for the foods we consume every day. The longer we remain inactive, the more this problem compounds.

Policy

Antimicrobial Usage in Pesticides

16.12.2019

Antimicrobial resistance is a complex problem that has roots in many aspects of society. Often when we consider AMR we…

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Policy

Has the EU taken effective steps to combat AMR?

26.11.2019

Recently the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published an examination of  EU efforts EU support for the fight against antimicrobial…

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Policy

Antimicrobial Usage in Pesticides

16.12.2019

Antimicrobial resistance is a complex problem that has roots in many aspects of society. Often when we consider AMR we…

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Policy

Has the EU taken effective steps to combat AMR?

26.11.2019

Recently the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published an examination of  EU efforts EU support for the fight against antimicrobial…

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Testimonials

People are affected by AMR every day. Read accounts of their experiences here.

Susan Fallon

- Susan Fallon, Vice Chair, MRSA Action UK

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Peter Jens

- Peter Jens; CEO AND Biopharma BV

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Susan Fallon

- Susan Fallon, Vice Chair, MRSA Action UK

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Peter Jens

- Peter Jens; CEO AND Biopharma BV

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News

Keep up to date on the latest AMR developments from antibiotic research and development to policy goals set forth by leaders around the world.

Newsletter 1-10 January 2020

10.01.2020

Download the full AMR newsletter here: AMR Newsletter 1-10 Jan 2020

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Newsletter 14-20 December 2019

26.12.2019

Download the full AMR newsletter here: 14-20 dec 2019 newsletter

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Newsletter 7-13 December 2019

13.12.2019

Download the full AMR newsletter here: 7-13 November 2019 AMR Newsletter

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Target Groups

Everyone plays a different role in helping to contain AMR. Find out what you can do to help