Antimicrobial resistance: A threat to the achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them.
People are dying all over the world because medicines no longer work. When, Common infections are becoming untreatable, few new antimicrobials are in the pipeline. Thus, Antimicrobial resistance has become a serious global public health threat affecting the advancement of medicine, the global economy and most importantly human existence.
Taking action in front of the escalating levels of AMR is a must. That’s why, we have to act now because we cannot afford to return to the pre-antibiotic era. The Millennium Development Goals helped slow the
spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB, and accelerated declines in maternal and child deaths. But AMR can turn back the clock on these achievements. AMR also threatens progress on the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
AMR is a global threat that requires urgent development and action by governments and society as a whole. It threatens the achievements of modern medicine. common infections and minor injuries that have been treatable for decades may once again kill millions.
World Health Organization : Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance
2- South Africa
7- Sri Lanka
10- United States of America
12- New Zealand
20- Equatorial Guinea