Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an awkward mouthful. It’s also –no exaggeration– one of the most pressing threats to human existence. It’s already responsible for over 750,000 deaths each year. And looking ahead, in a world where antibiotics are useless, a single scrape could be deadly. An AMR pandemic could kill more people each year than cancer. Diseases under control in wealthy parts of the world could stage a dramatic comeback. In general, much of the progress that’s been made on global health could be undone.

 

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