Antimicrobial resistance: WHY it matters, HOW did it arise and WHAT can we do about it – PNG focus

Global status of AMR with focus on PNG Medical Symposium Sept 2015

Why does AMR matter?

  1. Antimicrobial resistance kills- mortality higher for resistant pathogens
  2. AMR hampers the control of infectious diseases – prolonged infectivity – eg. MDR-TB
  3. AMR increases the costs of health care
  4. Achievements of modern medicine are put at risk by AMR
  5. AMR threatens health security, damages trade and economies

Practical approaches to AMS PNG 2015 Ferguson

Catherina’s story

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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