Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue worldwide, largely driven by antibiotic misuse and overuse.Â Impacting both people and animals, coordinated action to combat resistance is required in both human and veterinary medicine
The emergence and spread of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) is facilitated by increasing international trade and travel, growing human and animal populations, and the widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Today, there are few antibiotics in the development pipeline to meet the challenge of multi-drug resistance. The most prudent use of existing antibiotics in both humans and animals is therefore essential to preserve their therapeutic efficacy and prevent the further emergence and spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria.
Reducing the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance is a global challenge.
Whether healthcare providers, veterinarians, microbiologists or patients, we are all concerned.