Threat of AMR

In 2020, WHO declared AMR to be one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity.

Deaths in 2019 in millions

Antimicrobial resistance is linked to more deaths than HIV and malaria

Deaths in 2019 in millions

AMR is
of poor

When we use antibiotics, some bacteria die but resistant bacteria can survive and even multiply. Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics makes these antibiotic-resistant bacteria more common. It can also lead to the development of “superbugs” – bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics.

10m by 2050

Estimated annual deaths caused by AMR
Source: The Lancet, Jan 2022

$100tn by 2050

Estimated cost to the global economy by 2050 without further action
Source: AMR review 2016