Tackling Anti-microbial Resistance
and Ensuring Effective
and Innovative Strategies for Future Generations
The European Parliament’s
celebration of World Health Day 2011 –
High-level breakfast roundtable
The issue of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has a huge impact on health systems and individuals in Europe, and across the world; as bacterial diseases are becoming increasingly virulent and resistant to currently available treatments. Resistance to antibiotics presents a major challenge as resistant bacteria dramatically reduce the possibility of treating infectious diseases effectively and increase the risk of complications and death for patients with infections.