The fight against antimicrobial resistance concerns each individual

General practitioners, dentists and emergency room have the power to help prevent misuse and overuse of antibiotics. As they are giving diagnosis and treatment to their patients, they have a role in preventing antibiotic resistance spread. They can join the fight to keep antibiotics working! Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.   The DIAGORAS project in … Read More

WHO briefs UN on antimicrobial resistance


This is an excerpt of an article from: Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization dialogued on antimicrobial resistance, one of the greatest threats to health today, with UN Member States in New York City, USA, April 18th 2016. The rise of antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis, recognized as one of the greatest threats to health … Read More

Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast

The piece from Quartz summarizes perfectly the actual siuation of antimicrobial resistance and the reasons why why we took so long to react! We have a huge global challenge ahead of us and we need to be prepare.
One of the problem to solve is the overprescription of antibiotics. The issue is that microbial diagnosis requires centralised diagnostic laboratories, where procedures may take several days to complete, often forcing doctors to make empirical, rather than evidence-based, treatment decisions. Such rushed prescriptions are only partially useful and and in many cases wholly ineffective and leads to antimicrobial resistance.

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

The 21st of January, a significant step was taken on the important and resonant healthcare subject of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): The Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was launched at the World Economic Forum this day in Davos, Switzerland. The Declaration, written and signed by 85 companies and 9 industrial associations from 18 countries, … Read More