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Ed Whiting, Wellcome Trust, says: “This is our moment to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)”

Antibiotic Research UK’s inaugural lecture was held at Westminster, London October 24th.  The theme of the event was to turn ideas in action to tackle AMR (antimicrobial resistance).

According to News-Medical.Net  “This is our moment to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR),” declared Ed Whiting, Head of Policy and Chief of Staff, Wellcome Trust. In his speech Whiting estimated that currently around 700,000 deaths per year are caused by AMR. In the video recording from Lord Jim O’Neill, O’Neill highlighted that 40 billion USD is needed over 10 years to avoid 10 million deaths from AMR by 2050. Chief Executive of Antibiotic Resistance UK, Professor Colin Garner, presented the concept of an AMR registry to help tackle the problem. Read more on the event on News-Medical.Net: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20161024/Tackling-antimicrobial-resistance-by-turning-ideas-into-action.aspx

Reference:
Tackling antimicrobial resistance by turning ideas into action. 24.10.2016. News-Medical.Net. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20161024/Tackling-antimicrobial-resistance-by-turning-ideas-into-action.aspx

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For more information on Antibiotic Research UK: http://www.antibioticresearch.org.uk/

 

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