Global Cooperation as a Life-and-Death Issue

By Lord Jim O'Neill

"The uncertainty generated by the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the European Union – which has sent shockwaves through global markets – has been dominating headlines. But, as we prepare to face new political trials, we must not lose sight of the challenges we already face, especially global health challenges like the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which has no regard for economic performance or political stability"...

Superbugs: The $100 Trillion Risk

Department of Defense researchers announced a shocking finding last month: they had identified an ominous, antibiotic-resistant strain of E. Coli in a Pennsylvania woman seeking medical treatment at a military clinic. This is the first time this bacteria has been positively identified in a human in America. The superbug is resistant to colistin, an antibiotic used only when alternatives have failed...

WHO Director-General briefs UN on antimicrobial resistance

Ambassadors, representatives of UN Member States, ladies and gentlemen,

The rise of antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis, recognized as one of the greatest threats to health today.

The threat is easy to describe. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in every region of the world. We are losing our first-line antibiotics. This makes a broad range of common infections much more difficult to treat.