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Use antimicrobials wisely

Use antimicrobials wisely

The Question

In a Comment in Nature, CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan and other experts in antimicrobial resistance suggest that the United Nations should reframe global efforts against antimicrobial resistance by adopting a defensive stance. The suggested focus should be in building the resilience of society and maintaining diversity in the “global microbiome”—only a fraction of which causes human or animal disease.