Antimicrobial resistance development is a major and increasing threat to human health worldwide. It is expected that deaths attributed to infectious diseases will surpass the number of cancer-related deaths by 2050.
Antibiotics, the only current treatment
“World faces decade at risk from antibiotic-resistant bugs.”
Bill Gates, philanthropist.
“If the world fails to mount a more serious effort to fight infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance will increasingly threaten to send the world back to a pre-antibiotic age.”
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and Director of the World Health Organization (1998 to 2003).