10 May 2023
The existential threat of drug-resistant infections: how accurate are death certificates?
According to the landmark report, ‘Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis’, antibiotic resistance poses a major threat to human health around the world.
Directly responsible for killing at least 1.2 million people every year – it also contributes to the death of 5 million more. Though these numbers are only likely to increase, there appears to be great ongoing difficulty linking resistance data to patient outcomes. This presents a significant challenge to Governments committed to neutralising a threat that is projected to surpass COVID-19 on the scale of devastation.
The aim of this session is to encourage Parliamentarians to consider the impact antibiotic resistance is already having on mortality, globally and nationally – and to understand what more needs to be done to improve the way we record deaths.
This session provides a golden opportunity for you to hear from and question:
- Dr Alan Fletcher, the National Medical Examiner for England and Wales
- Dr Catrin Moore, one of the authors of the report, ‘Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis’
Date: Wednesday 10th May, 2023
Time: 1400 to 1600
Location: Room W2 – off Westminster Hall