by Dušan Jasovský, Jasper Littmann, Anna Zorzet et al.
ReAct Europe, Development Dialogue Paper No.16, April 2016
Despite many proposals and initiatives in recent decades, the world has failed to keep pace with microbes becoming increasingly resistant to available treatments, so-called antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Any antibiotic use contributes to increasing the number of microorganisms on which drugs have no effect. AMR is thus an unavoidable phenomenon that undermines the effectiveness of basic and modern medicine and is affecting people from birth to death.