Drug-resistant infections kill 25,000 people each year in the European Union

Key points

  • Antibiotic resistance is described by the WHO as a ‘major threat’ Union
  • Without a global and multi-faceted response, an increasing number of previously treatable infectious diseases will become life-threatening conditions  

Our Calls to action

  • Investment in initiatives to promote hand hygiene
  • Campaigns to increase understanding of the appropriate use of antibiotics
  • Greater utilisation of the wider public health workforce to support patient compliance with medicines