Antibiotic Resistance Policy Challenges and Solutions
Mississippi Room, Coffman Union
In-person and webcast attendance options available.
Beverages provided; please bring a brown-bag lunch.
Global access to eﬀective antimicrobials is under threat. While insuﬃcient and delayed access to antibiotics currently cause more deaths than antibiotic resistance, more resistance-related deaths are being reported in all countries irrespective of income level. The key is to promote universal provision of antimicrobials in appropriate situations while ensuring continued eﬀectiveness. Prof. Laxminarayan will discuss how we might leverage the momentum achieved through the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting of Heads of State on sustainable access to eﬀective antimicrobials in September 2016 to develop realistic goals, stimulate political will, mobilize resources, and agree on an accountability mechanism for global collective action on this crucial issue.