Editorial for WHO on a legal framework to address antimicrobial resistance

Our future health depends on forming an international legal framework that resolves – or at least substantially reduces – the problem of antimicrobial resistance.

An editorial for World Health Organization’s Bulletin has been published on the issue of the need for a new legal framework in order to address antimicrobial resistance. Dag Hammarskjöld’s Acting Director Fiona Rotberg is one of the authors. The others are: Steven J Hoffman, Kevin Outterson, John-Arne Røttingen, Otto Cars, Charles Clift, Zain Rizvi, Göran Tomsonh and Anna Zorzet.

Publication details

Title:Editorial for WHO on a legal framework to address antimicrobial resistance
Type:Seminar Papers

Antimicrobial resistance is recognized as a grave threat to global health.1,2 It already causes an estimated 700 000 deaths annually and – without effective action – is predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.

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