Health security and pandemics: both COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance

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May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the limits of health infrastructure across the globe and raised questions about global preparedness for future pandemics. Meanwhile, one of the biggest public health challenges of our time – antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – threatens to inhibit the prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections.

The implications of these dual challenges reach far beyond the realms of global health alone and the impact will be seen for years to come. How can a 'One Health' approach – which recognises the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment – help us evaluate and address these threats to health security? How can we ensure that global governance structures are equipped to deal with such complex challenges?

In this lecture, Dame Sally Davies, former Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK government, delivers a short introduction to AMR and highlights both the complexity and the ‘One Health’ nature of the risks. She is joined by the dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Professor Ngaire Woods, for a discussion exploring the role of international governance, the difficulties in addressing the challenges and possible solutions.

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