Why does this matter to me?
Antibiotics are one of the most powerful tools in healthcare; their future must be protected. Rising resistance threatens to undermine all areas of modern medicine.
Without antibiotics many interventions against life-threatening infectious diseases and critical treatments like chemotherapy and surgery will not be possible
The consequences of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) include longer illnesses, more deaths, increased hospital, more dangerous operations and increased costs.
Last modified: 20 September 2023
Last reviewed: 20 September 2023