Antimicrobial Resistance - An Urgent Global Concern

21 Mar 2014
The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute Geneva and the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London

The seminar focused on the problem of antimicrobial resistance, specifically its national/regional and international context.

​The seminar was organised by the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, in cooperation with the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London.


• What actions must nation states, and the international community, take to address the health risks posed by the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
• What do countries need to do
• What needs to be done at the global level and by whom

The event will pay particular attention to identifying the challenges low and middle income countries face in addressing AMR while facilitating access to essential life-saving medicines.
Marc Sprenger, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, talked about how ECDC contributes to the global effort and how the EU is responding to the global AMR challenge.
The meeting was co-chaired by Prof Ilona Kickbusch, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute and Dr David L. Heymann, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House. Keynote speakers at the event are Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health, UK and Dr Abdul Ghafur, Coordinator, «Chennai Declaration» and Apollo Honorary Associate Professor, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, India. Other invited speakers are: Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General for Knowledge, Food and Agriculture Organization; Otto Cars, Chairman and Executive Director, ReAct, Sweden.
More information:
Speech by ECDC's Director Marc Sprenger
Event's page
Event's Programme and Keynote speakers