What is Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)?

AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (microbes) no longer respond to medicines, making common infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. Many factors have accelerated the threat of AMR worldwide—including overuse and misuse of medicines in humans, livestock and agriculture, as well as poor access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

No single organization can fix the growing threat and there is no one answer to the problem. That’s why we’re working with several organizations and health care professionals on initiatives to tackle AMR.

Find out more about our initiatives on this page and join our fight against AMR!