- 700,000 deaths from antibiotic resistance this year
- 10 million deaths worldwide in the next 35 years
- $100 trillion in economic impact by 2050
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the global health crisis of our time. Canadians depend on effective antibiotics for their health and safety. Because of AMR, the miracles of safe childbirth, artificial joints, routine surgery, transplantation, and cancer therapy are all at risk. Antimicrobials play parallel roles in animal health, being important for the health and welfare of companion and farm animals, and facilitating humane, safe and economically viable food production, to help assure food security for Canadians and maintain and develop export markets.
- Our vision is to prevent the wholesale disruption of our health care system from unchecked AMR and preserve the miracle of antimicrobial therapy for future generations of Canadians.