Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant global threat of far-reaching proportions. It is estimated that drugresistant infections contribute to nearly 5 million deaths every year.
Unless we act now, common diseases will become untreatable and modern life-saving procedures riskier to perform. The economic impact of uncontrolled antimicrobial resistance will result in a dramatic rise in health expenditures and damage to food systems and livelihoods, leading to increasing levels of poverty
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