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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

AMR impacts 12 of 17 UN SDGs, but not mentionned in any way. Why?

15.10.2020

In May 2019, the UN Secretary General stated: “Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to health, livelihoods and the achievement…

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Policy

WEBINAR: Antibiotics Market Failure

16.06.2020

The Parliament Magazine and the PA International Foundation organized a webinar to address the antibiotics market failure.

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Policy

WEBINAR: Disease outbreaks and the EU’s precautionary measures

29.05.2020

According to both EFSA and ECDC the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is rapidly rising. So is the pressure on…

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Policy

AMR impacts 12 of 17 UN SDGs, but not mentionned in any way. Why?

15.10.2020

In May 2019, the UN Secretary General stated: “Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to health, livelihoods and the achievement…

READ MORE
Policy

WEBINAR: Antibiotics Market Failure

16.06.2020

The Parliament Magazine and the PA International Foundation organized a webinar to address the antibiotics market failure.

READ MORE
Policy

WEBINAR: Disease outbreaks and the EU’s precautionary measures

29.05.2020

According to both EFSA and ECDC the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is rapidly rising. So is the pressure on…

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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 3 – 9 October

09.10.2020

Download the full Newsletter here: AMR Newsletter – 3 – 9 October 2020

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Newsletter 26 September – 2 October

09.10.2020

Download the full Newsletter here: AMR Newsletter – 26 September – 2 October 2020

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Newsletter 18 – 25 September

25.09.2020

Download the full Newsletter here: AMR Newsletter – 18 – 25 September 2020

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Target Groups

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