Why should this matter to me?
Antibiotics are one of the most powerful tools in healthcare; their future must be protected.
They underpin many aspects of treatment against life-threatening infectious diseases and enable critical procedures like chemotherapy and surgery.
But resistance to them is rising.
Increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will lead to longer illnesses, increased hospital admissions and increased risk of serious infections or death during everyday treatments and procedures.
What you need to know
Last modified: 20 September 2023
Last reviewed: 20 September 2023