Open letter to the Members of the European Parliament on the importance to sustain EU progress in fighting against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major and complex public health threat that requires concerted efforts, involving all stakeholders. AMR is estimated to be responsible for 33,000 deaths per year in the EU alone and 700,000 deaths per year globally, including 230,000 deaths from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. It has been calculated that the extra healthcare costs and productivity losses due to multidrug-resistant bacteria in the EU total €1.5 billion each year. AMR is also a threat to animals, as it can cause health and welfare problems.
Posted on 12.09.2019