Korea must act now to combat growing AMR threat
Public officials are overlooking one of the gravest long-term threats to the Korean people, the health system, and economy: antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Korea trails shamefully on this pressing issue. In the 2021 AMR Preparedness Index, which tracks how countries are faring in the fight against AMR, Korea scored just 47/100 ― behind Germany, Japan, Canada, and other advanced economies. In fact, Korea scored closer to India (37) and China (37) than leaders like the United Kingdom (76) or the United States (68).
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