Tackling antimicrobial resistance at global and local scales

Trends Microbiol. 2015 Sep;23(9):524-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.06.005.


Antibiotic resistance, similar to climate change, is a shared global problem, but unlike climate change, national and local action produces direct localized benefits in addition to improving the global situation.

Keywords: antimicrobial resistance; global health; policy.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Infective Agents / pharmacology*
  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Climate Change
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial*
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents