Antibiotic Resistance

Doctors think “‘Just keep ‘em on antibiotics. It can't hurt.’ Yes it can - Anthony Fauci MD

Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic Resistance Is Everyone's Problem

The problem with antibiotic resistance is a lot like the problem with climate change: It’s one of collective responsibility. At the individual level, what does it matter that one person drives a car, or takes an antibiotic it turns out he didn’t need? But everybody’s doing it. Just like our moms warned us, we’re jumping off a cliff with all our friends.

“[There’s a] lack of incentives that each of us has to really do the right thing,” said Ramanan Laxminarayan, the director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy, at the Aspen Ideas Festival’s Spotlight Health session. And when we don’t, “we’re just hosts for these bacteria to hop around.”

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Far from being someone else's problem, the release of a World Health Organisation (WHO) multi-country survey describes public awareness around antibiotic resistance, and highlights common misconceptions that are driving the current crisis. Here are seven of them.


Created in 2005 ReAct is one of the first international independent networks to articulate the complex nature of antibiotic resistance and its drivers. ReAct was initiated with the goal to be a global catalyst, advocating and stimulating for global engagement on antibiotic resistance by collaborating with a broad range of organizations, individuals and stakeholders.

Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is an alliance of health, medical, civil society and animal welfare groups campaigning to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal farming. It was founded by Compassion in World Farming, the Soil Association and Sustain in 2009. Our vision is a world in which human and animal health and well-being are protected by food and farming systems that do not rely on routine antibiotic use.

Antibiotic Resistance Action Center

The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University was created to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by engaging in research, advocacy, and science-based policy. ARAC is focused on finding out-of-the box solutions to antibiotic resistance, one of the greatest public health threats of our time.

Chain Reaction III

Chain Reaction III is the third annual report and scorecard that grades America’s top restaurant chains on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains.

Keep Antibiotics Working

Keep Antibiotics Working is a coalition of health, consumer, agricultural, environmental, humane and other advocacy groups dedicated to eliminating a major cause of antibiotic resistance: the inappropriate use of antibiotics in food animals.

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW)

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.

Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics

Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics We are the first dedicated phage therapy center in North America, bringing innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine. Join us on our journey and witness a revolutionary wave of solutions to combat antibiotic resistance.


Antimicrobial resistance has the potential to affect people at any stage of life, as well as the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. This makes it one of the world’s most urgent public health problems.

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