The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by Jim O’Neill, was commissioned by former UK prime minister, David Cameron, in July 2014. Supported by the UK government and the Wellcome Trust, the final report of the review was published in May 2016 and has had a global impact in terms of motivating political leaders and decision-makers to take more seriously the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Yet there is now a perception that the political momentum to address the issue is waning and needs to be reinvigorated.
In a further report produced by Chatham House, the progress of the recommendations of the review is assessed and the key ways to move forward are identified.
Panellists at this event, where highlights of the report are presented, provide their assessment of the progress so far and discuss priorities for future action.
The report was funded by Wellcome.
Tim Jinks, Head of Drug-Resistant Infections Programme, Wellcome
Jim O’Neill, Chair, Review on Antimicrobial Resistance; Chair, Chatham House
Haileyesus Getahun, Director of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization
Juan Lubroth, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization (Videolink)
Jyoti Joshi, Head, South Asia, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
Estelle Mbadiwe, Coordinator-Nigeria, Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership
Charles Clift, Senior Consulting Fellow, Chatham House; Report Author