Antimicrobial resistance: the global problem

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Professor Dame Sally Davies

Lister Memorial Lecture organised in partnership with the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

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Dame Sally Davies sets out why antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is such a problem now and the challenges that mean there is no easy solution.

In a fascinating lecture, Dame Sally discussed the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and pointed a way forward for the future. Covering the history of antimicrobial resistance and its current and future threats, she issues a powerful call to governments around the world and to health professionals and individuals: “We need to take action now”.

Dame Sally Davies is only the 16th recipient of the Lister Medal since it was founded by the Society of Chemical Industry in 1944. Named after Sir Joseph Lister, founder of modern antisepsis, it was first awarded to Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin.


Professor Dame Sally Davies
Former Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health

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