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Malaria Consortium outlines seven ways to tackle the scourge of antimicrobial resistance

25 March 2020

Malaria Consortium is delighted to announce the publication of an opinion paper on a key threat to global health – antimicrobial resistance.

The paper, Antimicrobial resistance: A growing threat to global health, highlights the current dangers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and what actions need to be taken by governments, individuals and the global health community to save lives and halt the spread of AMR.

AMR contributes to at least 700,000 deaths a year. If nothing is done now, by 2050 that figure could be as high as 10 million, with the greatest impact falling on low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The cost to the global economy could be as high as $100 trillion.

As a leading technical organisation specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases, Malaria Consortium is gravely concerned about the impact of AMR on public health, including ongoing malaria control and elimination efforts. AMR threatens to reverse decades of progress across the health and environment sectors, and it is crucial that we come together as a community to find solutions to this global problem. 

Malaria Consortium fully supports the objectives of the Global Action Plan on AMR. Based on these, the new opinion paper outlines seven steps that Malaria Consortium believes are key to tackling AMR.

To read the seven steps – and the rest of the paper – please click here.

This paper is the first in Malaria Consortium’s ‘Future Health’ series, in which the organisation will use its expertise and experience of running health intervention programmes around the world to share its opinions on some of the biggest threats and developments in global health. Future publications in the series will focus on climate change, dengue, vaccines and digital health. 

To read Antimicrobial resistance: A growing threat to global health, visit: www.malariaconsortium.org/resources/publications/1324/antimicrobial-resistance-a-growing-threat-to-global-health

Access all of Malaria Consortium’s Future Health content here: www.malariaconsortium.org/futurehealth

 

 

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