The fight against antimicrobial resistance

An international task force has been convened to battle the increasing resistance to life-saving drugs. The Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) consists of representatives from the EU, the USA and other countries such as Canada and Norway.

Infections from antimicrobial resistance (AMR) kill almost 50,000 people a year in the EU and USA combined and billions of euros and dollars are lost in avoidable health care costs and lost productivity.

For more information about TATFAR, click here on the cdc.gov website