18th November 2019

It has been three years since Lord O’Neill’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance was published.

Meanwhile, global antibiotic consumption continues to increase, as does the rise of certain antibiotic-resistant infections.While headway has been made in a few important areas, last month’s Review of Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance from Chatham House makes it clear we are not moving far enough or fast enough to avert what is likely to become a human and environmental catastrophe.

Just like climate change, antibiotic resistance represents a global crisis. We need actions not words.
‘There are no grey areas when it comes to survival. Either we go on as a civilization or we don’t. We have to change.’ Greta Thunberg
This World Antibiotic Awareness Week, BSAC will use its social media channels to say there are no grey areas when it comes to AMR – only the need for a black and white commitment to #ActionsNotWords.
We have identified six key quotes from last month’s Review of Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance. Each day we will post a quote in a black and white, challenging both our existing contacts and external influencers to think differently when it comes to addressing the challenges identified in the Review. We will retweet the best responses.

If you don’t already, follow us: @BSACandJAC @TheUrgentNeed #ActionsNotWords #WAAW19 #StopSuperbugs

We will launch our BSACandJAC Instagram account, inviting existing social media contacts to follow us.

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