● Global health leaders warn about antimicrobial resistance.

“The world is running out of antibiotics, global health leaders warn.”

The Evening Standard Journal has recently published an article about the modern issue the world is facing regarding antibiotics resistance.

“Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency”, said World Health Organization director-general. Around 700,000 people around the world die annually due to drug-resistant infections.

In recent years, the global awareness of the threat posed to modern medicine by antimicrobial resistance was a major drive for countries as the UK. Indeed, “if antibiotics lose their effectiveness, then key medical procedures – including gut surgery, caesarean sections, joint replacements and chemotherapy – could become too dangerous to perform” according to the journal. In addition to this issue, “Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s comments came after a new report found a serious lack of new drugs in development to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.”

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Read the entire article on the Evening Standard website