3 min read.Updated: 18 Dec 2014, 01:09 AM ISTJim O'Neill
The problem of rising antimicrobial resistance is as much about economics as it is about science or medicine
When British Prime Minister David Cameron asked me in July to lead an effort to find solutions to the growing global problem of antimicrobial resistance, my first question was: “What is that?" I soon learned that, as bacteria and parasites develop resistance to existing drugs, like antibiotics and antimalarial medications, the world is at risk of losing its battle against infectious diseases. So my next question was: “Why me? Don’t you need a scientist?"
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