Antimicrobal Resistance

Antibiotic resistance:
a rundown on a global crisis!

WHO announced that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development in the 21st century.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Antibiotic resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year worldwide

A failure to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance will result in:

Costs spiraling to $100tn thus reducing the world economic output by 2%-3.5%


Unless action is taken, by 2050 drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide; more than currently die from cancer.


Costs would spiral to$10tn (£63tn). To put that in context, the annual GDP [gross domestic product] of the UK is about $3tn.