Antimicrobial Resistance

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Explore our policy work on AMR

The threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has now been recognised globally and it is estimated that 10 million people a year will die due to antimicrobial resistance by 2050 if no urgent action is taken. Explore more of the Microbiology Society’s policy work on antimicrobial resistance below.

Consultation responses 


Position statements 

  • LESPAR response to WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (2015)

    The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (LeSPAR), which comprises the Microbiology Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Biochemical Society, Society for Applied Microbiology, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Royal Society of Biology, published a statement in response to the approval of the World Health Organization Global Action Plan on AMR.



  • A Sustainable Future: Antimicrobial Resistance Policy Report

    The current landscape of AMR research in the UK and Ireland is highly active and expansive. However, the challenge is significant and some aspects of the research must be augmented in order to provide new solutions to infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant organisms.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance Explainer

    In 2015 the United Nations (UN) adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of targets for the world to achieve by 2030. AMR is a very real threat to achieving the UN SDGs, particularly those associated with poverty, food production, the environment and sustainable economic growth.


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