Canada lags behind other developed countries in access to newer antimicrobials. Here’s why that matters, and what can be done about it.
If no action is taken to address antibiotic resistance, infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we’re not fully across what is happening.
In the last decade we’ve seen a ten-fold increase in the number of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.