• ‘Incentivising the Development of New Antibacterial Treatments 2023’ Report was recently released by World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with Global AMR R&D Hub.


  • AMR occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi become resistant to antimicrobial treatments to which they were previously susceptible.
  • Reasons of increasing AMR:
    • Improper consumption of antibiotics due to lack of awareness;
    • Excessive use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry farming
    • Contamination around pharmaceutical manufacturing sites releasing large amounts of active antimicrobials into the environment

Major findings

  • AMR is among top 10 global public health threats that humanity faces, associated with deaths of 4.95 million people in 2019.
  • 1 in 5 of deaths caused by AMR occurred in children under age of 5.
  • AMR could cost the world’s economy USD 100 trillion by 2050, if no action is taken.
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