Tackling antimicrobial resistance is the most complex thing since climate change and is a key priority for Dame Sally Davies in her role as Chief Medical Officer. Having secured support nationally from the Prime Minister and UK Government for the need to action, she is working tirelessly internationally to increase global awareness and secure commitments to action.
In this Discourse, Dame Sally will explore why antimicrobial resistance has developed to such an extent that it is now a threat to modern medicine. She will look at how it is spreading across the globe, why we need to urgently change our attitude towards antimicrobials, in particular antibiotics, so that we treat them as a common good – not only in health but also in agriculture, farming, aquaculture and the environment.
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