During the 2018 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), more than 300 influential leaders from around the world joined CDC in showing their commitment to fight one of today’s greatest global public health threats: antibiotic resistance. Each year, at least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States alone, resulting in at least 23,000 deaths. The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge was unveiled at an UNGA event co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the United Nations Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and the CDC Foundation. The AMR Challenge, spearheaded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC, engages pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, food animal producers and purchasers, medical professionals, government health officials, and other global leaders to make actionable commitments to make progress in the fight against antibiotic resistance. HHS Secretary Alex Azar unveiled the first commitments from more than 100 organizations at the event and more than 400 attendees joined virtually via livestream from around the world. The AMR Challenge encourages a One Health approach, which recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. As the AMR Challenge continues through 2019, CDC remains

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committed to collaborating with leaders worldwide to combat antibiotic resistance.

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