Antimicrobial resistance-a threat to the world's sustainable development
2016 (English)In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 121, no 3, 159-164 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
This commentary examines how specific sustainable development goals (SDGs) are affected by antimicrobial resistance and suggests how the issue can be better integrated into international policy processes. Moving beyond the importance of effective antibiotics for the treatment of acute infections and health care generally, we discuss how antimicrobial resistance also impacts on environmental, social, and economic targets in the SDG framework. The paper stresses the need for greater international collaboration and accountability distribution, and suggests steps towards a broader engagement of countries and United Nations agencies to foster global intersectoral action on antimicrobial resistance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 121, no 3, 159-164 p.
Antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial resistance, sustainable development, sustainable development goals
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-304680DOI: 10.1080/03009734.2016.1195900ISI: 000381958400001PubMedID: 27416324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-304680DiVA: diva2:1033582