Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a critical threat to global public health and development. In 2019, it directly caused 1.27 million deaths worldwide and contributed to 4.95 million deaths*. This resistance jeopardises modern medical advancements, making infections harder to treat and medical procedures riskier. Moreover, there’s an impending crisis in antibiotic development and access, with insufficient research and development efforts to combat rising resistance levels.

News-style programme, Defending Our Health: Unravelling Antimicrobial Resistance will be presented by journalist and broadcaster, Sharon Thomas, and aims to explore themes including:

  • Definition & Impact of AMR
  • Overuse and Misuse of Antibiotics
  • Global Health Threat
  • One Health Approach
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Development of New Antibiotics
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Public Awareness and Education
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Collaboration and Partnerships

There are commercial opportunities for leading organisations to be featured in the programme and spearhead their own news item. If your organisation wants to share what you stand for and be part of this important conversation about antimicrobial resistance, please contact ITN Business’ Head of Healthcare Programming Georgia Gerstein.


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