Antimicrobial Resistance/FEB 2016
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a global security threat with potential devastating effects on human beings, livestock, and the global economy. Considering its ominous impact, The World Economic Forum identified AMR as one of the greater risks to human health in 2013. AMR threatens to undermine gains made through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and major advances of modern medicine. This brief provides an overview of the problem framing AMR from the development and aid perspective and outlines opportunities for dialogue and increased awareness.