Antimicrobial resistance – also known as drug resistance – occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. When the microorganisms become resistant to most antimicrobials they are often referred to as “superbugs”.
This is a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, can spread to others, and imposes huge costs to individuals and society.
- Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance
- Foodborne diseases
- Food safety
- HIV drug resistance
- Malaria drug resistance
- Patient safety
- Sexually transmitted infections drug resistance
- XDR/TB drug resistance
Infographic: Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014
Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance
Report of the Regional Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance
- “The Chennai Declaration” Recommendations of “A roadmap- to tackle the challenge of antimicrobial resistance”