Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
As President and CEO of HealthCareCAN, I advocate to make antimicrobial stewardship
a priority for our political leaders and across the continuum of care. Of the many threats we face in healthcare, antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing and deadliest concerns. Our leaders need to recognize this and act accordingly by making sure patients get the right drug, at the right time, at the right dose and only when necessary. We have inherited an extraordinary gift from the antimicrobial pioneers of past decades—it is time we start treating antimicrobials like the precious resources that they are. Because all of us need to be resistance fighters.