Antimicrobial Resistance: Burden and Proposed Solutions from a Multidisciplinary Approach (The O’Neill report)


By Leonardo Pagani (ESGAP EC member)


“…even at the current rates, it is fair to assume that over one million people will have died from AMR since I started this Review in the summer of 2014”… from the foreword by Jim O’Neill.


Tackling drug-resistant infections globally: final report and recommendations (see here) is the final report that pulls together all the previous recommendations formulated by international experts gathered under the task force named “Review on Antimicrobial Resistance” (see here) chaired by Jim O’Neill (see here). The UK Prime Minister David Cameron was the commissioner and the project has been co-sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health of the United Kingdom.


In this very important document that encompasses eight thematic topics, the threat of AMR goes out the rooms of hospitals and health-care agencies to become a global crisis, which must be dared by utmost political institutions, such as G20 and United Nations, to drive a perspective change. Ten mains fronts, indeed, have been sketched for this new world war.


This challenge will only get worse in the future if we do not act now”: 10 millions of deaths every year attributable to AMR are anticipated in 2050. This could be the nightmarish summary, and is likely to be.


Have a look at the document: everyone involved should feel right now accountable for the times to come, before even the simplest infection turns out to be incurable.

1 Comment

  • Frank says:

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    It is the little changes that produce the largest changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

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