Making the public and professionals aware of antibiotic resistance and the role prudent antibiotic use has in controlling it, is so important.
The French Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) has endorsed Antibiotic Action , describing the need to develop new antibiotics for future use as ?We must act vigorously and now so that we can treat infectious diseases both now and in the future?. Society President, Professor Christian Rabaud continued ?Only through efforts such as Antibiotic Action, or L’Alliance1 in France, can we begin to make the difference that is needed?
The Romanian Society for Microbiology supports Antibiotic Action.
“Action today is needed to provide the resources to ensure that any future plague of antibiotic resistant bacteria can be fought and won.”
As an academic researcher actively involved in novel antimicrobial development and antibiotic resistance mechanism projects I feel very strongly that the status quo regarding the funding, regulation and management of antimicrobial chemotherapy cannot persist.
Pranav Somaiya, surgeon & developmental proteomics lead, Northwick Park Hospital, talks about the importance of antibiotics to his surgical patients, and how proteomics development work is leading to improved outcomes for patients enabling doctors to cut down superbug diagnosis time from 3 days to 2 hours