Resisting resistance: gearing up for war
Where do we stand in our fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)? Many antimicrobials may lose their clinical efficacy, particularly due to the rise of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extended drug-resistant (XDR) pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, and parasites. We need weapons against them all. Society must come together against these pathogens, just like we did against HIV, cancer, and heart disease. This opinion piece is, first and foremost, a call to arms for all partners involved in the war against AMR. Even more so, it is an attempt to highlight the positives in a seemingly long line of failures, and to identify the current set of challenges we must work on. So, how do we win the war against AMR? We must learn from the past, so we can act in the present, to save the future.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Antimicrobial Resistance