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It's a bigger killer than HIV/AIDS and malaria. Here's what we can do to beat antimicrobial resistance

It's World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, what can be done to tackle antimicrobial resistance to medicines like these?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites adapt over time and stop responding to medicines. Image: Unsplash/Diana Polekhina

Tom Crowfoot
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Deaths could increase rapidly if no action is taken for tackling antimicrobial resistance. Image: AMR Action Fund


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This is why antibiotic resistance is building. Image: World Health Organization

Hugo de Jonge, Member of the Dutch government

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