The UK Commissioned Review on AMR has published its first paper on the macroeconomic impact of AMR

Dec 15th, 2014

The UK Prime Minister announced a Review on Antimicrobial Resistance in July, calling for ideas to bring this growing threat under control. In this first paper it is demonstrate that there could be profound health and macroeconomic consequences for the world, especially in emerging economies, if antimicrobial resistance is not tackled. The paper highlights that the attributable deaths due to AMR will continue to increase annually and in 2050 AMR will cause up to 10 million deaths that year alone, resulting in the total GDP loss of $100.2 trillion from now until 2050. Read more