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).