Anti Microbial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing public health issue that threatens to undermine the treatment of an increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Many of the most commonly used antimicrobials are becoming less effective with bacteria, viruses and fungi naturally adapting and becoming increasingly resistant to medicines used to treat the infections they cause.

This is a global problem that the Work Economic Forum and World Health Organisation have both identified as a major public health problem.

The issue has also been raised by the UK’s Chief Medical Officer and resulted in the Department of Health releasing a Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (2013-18).

Academics from across Wales have a long track record of research into antimicrobial resistance and are working together to address key challenges in the following areas:

Alternative Approaches to Treating Bacterial Infection
Development of Novel Therapeutics
Development of Diagnostic Devices.
The consortium includes members from the following Welsh universities:

Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea.

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