KWR Kees Roest by KWR Kees Roest
07 March 2019

Antibiotic resistance a problem for Sustainable Development Goals

Antibiotics are important in many more areas of life than most people imagine. This report links underlying and complex aspects of antibiotic resistance and its impacts across different SDGs. All sectors, including the water sector, that affect and are affected by antibiotic resistance should take antibiotic resistance serious and take action....

When the Drugs Don’t Work - Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem - Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Why is there a need to address antibiotic resistance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals? Because antibiotics play a crucial role in many more areas of life than most people imagine. There are no quick fixes – antibiotic resistance is a systems failure and urgent action is needed.  Why is there a need to address antibiotic resistance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals? Because antibiotics play a crucial role in many more areas of life than most people imagine. However, antibiotics are starting to lose their effectiveness due to resistant infections, and the consequences will be far-reaching if decisive and rapid action is not taken globally and systematically. Antibiotic resistance seriously jeopardizes the achievement of several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, antibiotic resistance must be included in the work on sustainable development, and should be seen as a strong additional reason to urgently increase the work on the Sustainable Development Goals. There is no quick fix Managing antibiotic resistance relies on limiting use of antibiotics, discovery of new antibiotics or alternative ways to treat infectious diseases, but also on preventing infections and limiting spread of resistance. There are no quick fixes – antibiotic resistance is a systems...

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