Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change

Unregulated sales of antibiotics are contributing to growing resistance. Credit: Adil Siddiqi/IPS

IPSnews – UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2016 (IPS) – Addressing antibiotic resistance will require a global political response similar to the way the world has reacted to climate change or HIV / AIDS, Sweden’s Minister of Public Health Gabriel Wikstrom, told IPS recently.

“(These problems) began with a small group of experts discussing and trying to warn the rest of us and it was not until it was politically addressed that it really became an issue that was solvable.”

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