The declaration of WAAAR against antibiotic resistance!

The WAAAR (World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance) declaration has been launched today.  The increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria poses a major healthcare threat.  In the face of an almost complete absence of new antimicrobial drugs in development, antibiotic resistance has become one of the main public health problems of our time.

“We must change how antibiotics are used and adopt proactive strategies, similar to those used to save endangered species.  Preservation of the efficacy of antibiotics and stabilization of antibiotic-susceptible bacterial ecosystems should be global goals.”
Jean Carlet on behalf of the members of the WAAAR

WAAAR advocates a number of immediate measures on how best to proceed.  Click here to read these together with the full declaration and signatories.