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Science Academies Issue Call for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance

The Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) and the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) recently issued a joint statement on "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action" highlighting the critical role that antimicrobial drugs play in today's medical practices and drawing attention to the dramatic increases in the number of pathogens developing resistance to these drugs. The statement offers 10 recommendations to reduce the problem of antimicrobial resistance, including initiating education programs, developing global surveillance systems, encouraging industry innovation, and other measures.
 
The Koshland Science Museum’s interactive online exhibit Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health explores the problem of antimicrobial drug resistance and other issues affecting the spread and treatment of infectious diseases worldwide.
 
Resources on Antimicrobial Resistance from the National Academies: