In The Guardian, The Lancet series on AMR, written by experts brought together by OHT’s Ramanan Laxminarayan, uses novel modeling data that shows that deaths in poorer countries could be cut by 18% – or about 750,000 a year – with preventive measures.

“Experts have warned that if the world does not prioritise action on AMR then there will be a steady increase in the death toll, with infants, elderly people, and those with chronic illnesses or requiring surgical procedures, at the highest risk.

‘It kills more people than HIV, malaria, and TB put together,’ said Prof Ramanan Laxminarayan, of Princeton University, in the US, adding that tackling AMR was crucial for meeting goals for newborn survival, as well as healthy ageing.”

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