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Antimicrobial Resistance Poses Challenge For Post-2015 Development Agenda

Budapest Business Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance: A challenge for the post-2015 agenda
Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy

“…If left unchecked, antimicrobial resistance could mean the undoing of all the progress made under the MDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda, must emphasize antimicrobial resistance as a threat to global health that must be overcome. … Ensuring that there is a concerted international effort to address these problems will undoubtedly present a challenge for the global health community. With the MDGs in their final stages, governments around the world must come together to set new goals that ensure the gains we have made since 2000 are not lost to the threat of drug-resistant bacteria” (6/17).