The Growing Urgency of Antimicrobial Resistance

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Sice the 1940s, antimicrobial agents have substantially reduced mortality from infectious diseases. Over the past several decades, however, the extensive use, misuse, and overuse of antimicrobials in both the human and animal sectors has resulted in increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) levels worldwide. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its first global report on AMR surveillance, with data provided by 114 countries.

A village worker explains the importance of treatment adherence to a malaria patient in Cambodia.
A village worker explains the importance of treatment adherence to a malaria patient in Cambodia.
Publication Date 
February 2018
Authors 
Dr. Hala Jassim AlMossawi
Resource Type 
Promotional Materials
Fact Sheets
Technical Briefs
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English