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April 15, 2015

The rise of antimicrobial resistance (WP1399)

We discuss the threat that AMR poses and what is being done about it, how the international community comes together and what the practical challenges are for implementation. We ask what will happen after the global action plan in May.

Contributors:

Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director General, Health Security, World Health Organisation, Geneva

Abdul Ghafur, Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, Apollo Specialty Hospital; Coordinator, Chennai Declaration, Chennai

Patrick Otto, Sub-regional Livestock Officer, Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Harare