Global status of AMR with focus on PNG Medical Symposium Sept 2015
Why does AMR matter?
- Antimicrobial resistance kills- mortality higher for resistant pathogens
- AMR hampers the control of infectious diseases – prolonged infectivity – eg. MDR-TB
- AMR increases the costs of health care
- Achievements of modern medicine are put at risk by AMR
- AMR threatens health security, damages trade and economies
Practical approaches to AMS PNG 2015 Ferguson