Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a threat to global health that must be addressed urgently. Superbugs cost the life of nearly 90 people every day in the EU and the EEA, representing 33,000 lost lives each year in Europe, and 750,000 globally. The World Bank estimates that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could push 28 million people into extreme poverty by 2050 with an annual economic impact of more than USD $1 trillion after 2030.
To tackle the AMR challenge, we decided to join the Call To Action of the AMR Stakeholder Network, supported by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). BEAM Alliance will participate in the Case Studies Collection in order to identify, study and share actual actions, pragmatic interventions and implemented practices that have the clear potential to reduce or slow down the development of resistant bacteria.
The Call To Action can be found here
Indeed, local circumstances, promising national policies and individual initiatives could lead to significant improvements in the field. Moreover, collecting the case studies could help to contribute to the strengthening of Europe’s AMR “safety net” in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are happy to take part in supporting the 2019 Roadmap for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance with our unique contribution and engage in a European-wide true ‘One Health’ approach to tackle AMR.