The Just Transitions for AMR Working Group, including One Health Trust’s Deepshikha Batheja, co-authored a commentary piece published in The Lancet that lays out the benefits of applying a just transition framework in preparation for a future with antimicrobial resistance (AMR). While AMR has been largely recognized as an immediate threat to human health, the objective of reducing AMR must not ignore inequities in burden caused by structural disparities, such as systemic racism, sexism, and poverty. These considerations warrant further involvement from both private and public sectors, as well as collaborations across sectors. In light of the second high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly in 2024, the group acknowledges that large efforts to mitigate AMR inherently necessitate trade-offs in other health and development areas. A just transitions approach can facilitate the creation of parameters for these trade-offs and ensure that equity, justice, and sustainability are kept at the forefront of the global agenda against AMR.

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