Past eventResearch Event

Anti-Microbial Resistance - An Urgent Global Concern

21 March 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


Keynote speakers:
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health, UK
Dr Abdul Ghafur, Coordinator, ‘Chennai Declaration’; Apollo Honorary Associate Professor, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, India
Dr David L Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute; Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House



How can the international community and individual countries best address the health risks posed by the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)? A wide range of international actors, from the health sector and beyond, have drawn attention to the threat posed by AMR, including the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Economic Forum, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health. Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, AMR could come to be viewed as a key challenge to sustainable development and an important consideration in the pursuit of universal health coverage. This event will pay particular attention to the challenges low- and middle-income countries face in addressing AMR.

The event is being held in cooperation with the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute. Please note that the location of this event is Geneva. Time of event is 9:00-12:00 GMT and 10:00-13:00 local time.