27 million people receive unnecessary antibiotics out of 40 million who receive antibiotics for respiratory infections in the United States annually. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society. AMR will potentially cause more deaths in 2050 globally than cancer does today.
In 2016, 490 000 people developed multi-drug resistant TB globally, and drug resistance is starting to complicate the fight against HIV and malaria, as well. Learn more about AMR