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How can Europe ensure antibiotics never stop working?

The World Health Organization has called Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today”. Already, certain infections are becoming harder to treat as antibiotics grow less effective, leading to longer hospital stays and increased mortality. AMR causes are complex, the inappropriate use of antibiotics being one of the main drivers.

However, it is not too late to prevent a “post-antibiotics age” of superbugs, as long as there is European (and international) policy coordination and effective implementation. How can EU policymakers best encourage this approach?

We put some of YOUR questions on this topic to a panel of experts:

  •  Jacki Davis, Moderator
  •  Sophie Noya, Director of Public Policy, MSD
  •  Marc Gitzinger, President, BEAM Alliance & CEO and Co-Founder, BioVersys

How can Europe ensure antibiotics never stop working? What sort of policies are needed to prevent misuse of antibiotics? Is there enough political will to tackle the problem? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!

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