Does antimicrobial resistance spell the end for modern medicine?
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society. Although it is a natural process, as pathogens evolve in response to their environment, resistance has been accelerated by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in people and animals. Without effective antibiotics, the success of major surgery and cancer chemotherapy, for example, would be compromised; so does AMR mean the end of modern medicine? Are there realistic options to turn things around? Join us at the Global Health Lab to find out!
Richard Horton, The Lancet and Martin McKee, LSHTM
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
Clare Chandler, AMR Centre Director, LSHTM
Ed Whiting, Director of Policy, Wellcome Trust
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