On January 10, GSL Research Fellow Lindsay Wilson, Investigator Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Research Fellow Isaac Weldon, and Director Steven Hoffman published an article in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics titled, “A Global Pandemic Treaty Must Address Antimicrobial Resistance.”
The authors discuss how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the defining global health threats of our time, yet no international legal instrument currently offers the framework and mechanisms needed to address it. Fortunately, the actions needed to address AMR have considerable overlap with the actions needed to confront other pandemic threats, which include. To address the threat of AMR alongside other pandemic threats, three major areas for action will be needed: 1) global intersectoral cooperation; 2) equitable resource allocation; and 3) strengthened accountability mechanisms.
The article can be read here.