The Healthcare Infection Society is highly supportive of Antibiotic Action, the global call for action to develop new antibiotics.
The current worldwide epidemic of multi resistant micro-organisms has been driven by uncontrolled use of antimicrobial agents in human and veterinary medicine and creates an enormous challenge for the Infection Prevention community.
HIS urges policy makers and the pharmaceutical industry to work with healthcare professionals and charities to promote the responsible use of antimicrobial agents. Further research into the development of new antimicrobial agents is a matter of the highest priority.
Elisabeth Ridgway | Chair | Healthcare Infection Society