June 16, 2024
Antimicrobial Resistance

New Global Goals Unveiled to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Enhance Access to Essential Antibiotics

The availability of effective antibiotics is a fundamental component of healthcare systems worldwide. Antibiotics save lives, minimize disabilities, decrease healthcare expenses, and facilitate other life-saving medical procedures such as surgeries. Nevertheless, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant threat to this cornerstone of modern medicine, resulting in deaths and diseases that could previously have been prevented.

According to recent reports, AMR is responsible for an estimated 1.27 million deaths annually, with this number projected to rise to 10 million by 2050 if no action is taken. To address this pressing issue, global health organizations have proposed new targets to reduce AMR-related fatalities and enhance access to essential Antibiotics Resistance.

The proposed targets include:

1. Reducing the global incidence of AMR infections by 50% by 2030.
2. Ensuring that 80% of the global population has access to affordable, quality-assured antibiotics by 2030.
3. Encouraging the development of at least 10 new classes of antibiotics by 2030.
4. Implementing stewardship programs to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics in both human and animal health.
5. Investing in research and development to find alternative methods for preventing and treating infections.

These targets aim to address the urgent need to combat AMR and ensure that essential antibiotics remain accessible to those who need them. By working together to achieve these goals, we can safeguard the future of modern medicine and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for generations to come.

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1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public Source, Desk Research
2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it