Editors: Jean Carlet and Garance Upham
World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (Waaar), June 2015
Antimicrobial resistance, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), includes all forms of resistance to medicines on the part of viral, parasitic, fungal or bacterial infections. The World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR) was initiated, in 2011, in order to motivate politicians, policy-makers, health-care professionals and consumers to take antibiotic resistance very seriously. AMR Control 2015 gathers more than 20 outstanding authors who wrote instructive chapters covering a broad range of topics and concepts.