An International Legal Framework to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2015, 93:66

1 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2016

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Steven Hoffman

York University; Harvard University

Kevin Outterson

Boston University School of Law

John-Arne Røttingen

Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services

Otto Cars

ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance

Charles Clift

Centre on Global Health Security - Chatham House

Zain Rizvi

Yale University, Law School, Students

Fiona Rotberg

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Göran Tomson

Karolinska Institutet

Anna Zorzet

ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance

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Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to global health. Currently it accounts for approximately 700,000 deaths annually, but is predicted to cause as many as 10,000,000 deaths by 2050 if nothing is done to address it. To effectively deal with this problem three areas must be addressed simultaneously: access, conservation, and innovation. However, solving issues of access, conservation and innovation at the same time requires new coordination and financing mechanisms, some of which must be organized globally. This bulletin outlines the possible role that a binding international legal framework can play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Keywords: antimicrobial, resistance, global, health, threat, access, conservation, innovation, coordnation, mechanism

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Steven and Outterson, Kevin and Røttingen, John-Arne and Cars, Otto and Clift, Charles and Rizvi, Zain and Rotberg, Fiona and Tomson, Göran and Zorzet, Anna, An International Legal Framework to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (2015). Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2015, 93:66. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2726354

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Kevin Outterson

Boston University School of Law ( email )

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John-Arne Røttingen

Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services ( email )

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Otto Cars

ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance ( email )

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Charles Clift

Centre on Global Health Security - Chatham House ( email )

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Zain Rizvi

Yale University, Law School, Students ( email )

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Fiona Rotberg

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation ( email )

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Uppsala
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Göran Tomson

Karolinska Institutet ( email )

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Sweden

Anna Zorzet

ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance ( email )

Box 513
Uppsala, 751 20
Sweden

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