Policy Lunchbox: Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Thoughts on Policy Lunchbox events at Charles Darwin House by Paul Richards, Policy Officer at the Microbiology Society.

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Antimicrobial-resistant infections are an increasing global threat, serious enough that in July 2014 the then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked Lord Jim O’Neill to lead a major independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, to analyse the global challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to propose international solutions to tackle the problem.

Two years on, the Review has published several reports addressing different aspects of the AMR challenge and set out its final recommendations. These outputs have regularly featured in the news, and the team has engaged broadly with experts and stakeholders internationally, including governments, multilateral bodies like the World Health Organization, academia, industry and healthcare providers. Anthony McDonnell, Head of Economic Research for the Review on AMR, joined us for last month’s Policy Lunchbox event to discuss the Review’s work.

Getting the world worried

To help change behaviour and illustrate the seriousness of AMR, the Review drew on…

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