The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance - Options for action

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 120
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English, Japanese
ISBN: 978 92 4 1503181


WHO Patient Safety recently launched a book, "The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance - Options for action". It describes examples of policy activities that have addressed antimicrobial resistance in different parts of the world, with the aim of raising awareness and in particular to stimulate further coordinated efforts. A crisis has been building up over decades, meaning that today common yet life-threatening infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat. It is time to take much stronger action worldwide to avert an ever-increasing health and economic burden.

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