AMR Progress Report in Health Europa Quarterly
AMR Industry Alliance and its Progress Report have been featured in Health Europa Quarterly: Progress being made on AMR, but marketplace reforms needed
“AMR Industry Alliance discusses the findings from their latest progress report, which pays heed to the importance of a global, multi-stakeholder approach to tackle AMR.
Antimicrobial resistance – the evolution of disease-causing microbes to evade antibiotics – is one of the most significant public health challenges facing the world today. A recent study published in The Lancet found that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was associated with 4.95 million deaths in 2019, comparable to the devastating human loss caused by COVID-19, which has claimed nearly six million lives in the two years since the pandemic began.
While there are numerous ways to help tackle the emergence and spread of AMR, and actors across all sectors are making important changes, greater action is needed – and on a global scale. To help further understanding and serve as a catalyst for action, over one hundred biotech, diagnostics, generics and research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations formed the AMR Industry Alliance.
The Alliance’s mission is to harness the power of the life sciences industries and curb AMR through its bold set of shared goals and commitments. This involves the promotion of greater therapeutic and diagnostic innovation to prevent, diagnose and treat infections; addressing barriers to patient access to treatments; encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics; and advancing responsible manufacturing of these drugs.
Recently, the Alliance published its third Progress Report to highlight the life sciences industries’ collective efforts to address AMR in four key areas: research and science; access; appropriate use; and manufacturing and the environment. The report, based on independent, quality-assured research conducted by the not-for-profit policy research organisation RAND Europe, provides a snapshot of the progress being made, along with recommendations for further action by all stakeholders.”
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