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Davos 2024: Facing a World without Antibiotics

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Antimicrobial resistance is the third leading cause of death globally. While the global economy loses $36.9 billion a year as a result of super bugs, how can global economic policies continue to embed and accelerate action on urgent health security issues?

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024

This session is linked to the Pathogen Genomic Surveillance Initiative and the Global Future Council on Antimicrobial Resistance of the World Economic Forum.

Centre for Health and Healthcare

The Centre for Health and Healthcare is committed to improving global health outcomes by addressing trust issues, closing the gender gap in healthcare, and leveraging technology to transform healthcare systems. The Center is also working to improve health security through public-private collaboration.


Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Shyam Bishen, Head, Centre for Health and Healthcare; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

Severin Schwan, Chairman, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Mathume Joseph Phaahla, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health of South Africa

Helen E. Clark, Chair, Lancet Countdown High-Level Advisory Board on Health and Climate Change

Aleksandra Agatowska, Chief Executive Officer, PZU Życie, PZU Group

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