All around the world, antimicrobial resistance is now seen as a major problem and the emphasis is shifting from mere acknowledgment of the situation to positive action. The G7 Health Ministers, quoted above, have declared how they will approach solving this global threat to our well-being. A new partnership between the UK and China has established a billion-pound Global Antimicrobial Resistance Innovation Research Fund to further stimulate positive and practical interventions. AMR Control is published to assist this process and to reinforce action by bringing together those who are driving change and by sharing information.

We emphasize that combatting AMR requires a three-fold approach: first, by improving infection prevention and control; second, by conserving the effectiveness of existing and future antimicrobials; and third, by engaging in research to optimise such
approaches and to develop new antimicrobials, vaccines, treatment alternatives and rapid diagnostic tools.”

Declaration of the G7 Health Ministers,

8-9 October 2015, Berlin