The British Infection Association strongly supports Antibiotic Action, the global call for action to develop new antibiotics. Current practice and future advances in medicine and surgery are dependent on the availability of effective antimicrobial agents. This affects not only the management of infectious disease, but also cancer treatments, organ transplantation, and a wide range of other treatments and procedures. There is an urgent need for governments, industry, healthcare professionals and charities to promote the responsible use of existing antibiotics worldwide, and to collaborate to support research into, and the development of new antimicrobial agents.
Dr Jane Stockley | President | British Infection Society