Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem!

In 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!

Antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are vital in todays society but overuse can make these medicines lose effectiveness. These resources are intended to aid students in understanding how resistance develops, the risks posed to human and animal health, and measures to combat resistance.

This ABPI resource explains antimicrobial resistance, how it arises and its consequences.

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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) shown under scanning electron micrograph.