U.N. Official Calls For Cross-Sector Efforts To Address Global Threat Of Antimicrobial Resistance

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of major health meeting, senior U.N. official sheds light on growing threat of antibiotic resistance
“Ahead of a United Nations high-level event on antimicrobial resistance to be held next week, a senior U.N. health official [Thursday] underlined the need for strong commitment from all sectors to address this urgent global threat which has the potential to undermine sustainable development. ‘The emergence of antimicrobial resistance really threatens to send us backwards — to have infections once again become a much larger killer of people,’ Assistant Director-General of the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) and Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance Keiji Fukuda told a news briefing [Thursday] at U.N. Headquarters in New York…” (9/15).