Antimicrobial Resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death: the WHO calculates that around 700,000 people die of drug-resistant infections every year. Scientists working in this field calculate between 10 and 20 million excess deaths per year, in all ages. This session will explore the dystopia of the current economic development models and the destructured governance set up mandated with solving this problem. This event is part of a series of policy debates hosted by the Geneva Global Health Hub titled “People’s realities, determinants of health, democratic governance: Connecting dots outside the doors of the World Health Assembly”.
The event will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CEST on May 18, 2022.