Will 10 Million People Die a Year due to Antimicrobial Resistance by 2050?

PLoS Med. 2016 Nov 29;13(11):e1002184. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002184. eCollection 2016 Nov.


Marlieke de Kraker and colleagues reflect on the need for better global estimates for the burden of antimicrobial resistance.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / standards*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial*
  • Humans
  • Mortality / trends*


  • Anti-Infective Agents

Grant support

For MdK and SH, the research leading to this viewpoint has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreements nos. 115523, 115620, and 115737 (Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe projects [COMBACTE]), resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) companies’ in kind contribution. The funders had no role in data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.