What is AMR?
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety
- Is a global threat which can affect everyone in every place on earth
- Is a hidden threat and often not recognised
- Is on the rise and may become the leading cause of death
- Can not be banned and will always deserve attention
- Demands for different solutions.
AMR can be prevented to a certain extent
Antimicrobial resistance can be limited by:
- Preventing the infectious diseases
- Applying antibiotic stewardship
- Developing improved microbial diagnostics
- Developing novel antibiotics and antimicrobial products
- Developing alternative antimicrobial strategies.
We are all in it together
AMR is a global and above all collective challenge demanding for an ‘inclusive’ solution: professionals and citizens must assume their responsibilities. We are all in it together.
Awareness, awareness, awareness
Solving AMR demands for global awareness. In order to increase the awareness AMR Insights informs and educates professionals in all applicable sectors.