Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
As Chief Medical Officer for England, and as a doctor, I know the very real danger that AMR and drug-resistant infections pose, at home and around the world. That’s why, as co-convener of the UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group on AMR, I work closely with other countries and international organisations to ensure we collaborate to combat AMR. A “One Health” approach is vital to ensure AMR is addressed across human and veterinary health, as well as in food and the environment. I will continue to engage with government departments, health agencies, the private sector, academics, professionals and, of course, the public, on the role that we can all play in reducing this deadly threat. Because all of us need to be resistance fighters.