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التعاون العالمي كمسألة حياة أو موت

لندن - أثارت حالة عدم اليقين التي نتجت عن تصويت المملكة المتحدة في الآونة الأخيرة لمغادرة الاتحاد الأوروبي - صدمة قوية في الأسواق العالمية تصدرت عناوين الصحف. ولكن، ونحن نستعد لمواجهة محاولات سياسية جديدة، يجب علينا أن لا نغفل  التحديات التي نواجهها  مثل التحديات العالمية  المتعلقة بالصحة وخاصة ارتفاع مقاومة مضادات الميكروبات (AMR)، التي لا علاقة لها بالاستقرار السياسي أو الأداء الاقتصادي.

في الوقت الحاضر، يموت ما يقدر بنحو  000 700 شخص بسبب  الأمراض المقاومة للأدوية في كل عام. وبحلول عام 2050 يمكن أن يصل هذا العدد إلى عشرة ملايين سنويا، بتكلفة تراكمية في الناتج المحلي الإجمالي العالمي تقدر بمائة تريليون دولار.

لتجنب هذه النتيجة، في مايو/أيار الماضي نشرت المجلة التي أديرها حول تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات لمعالجة هذه الأمراض، استراتيجية لوضع مقترحات لضمان تطوير المضادات الحيوية الجديدة اللازمة، واستخدام المضادات الحيوية الموجودة في البشر والزراعة بشكل أكثر كفاءة. ومن التدخلات الرئيسية العشر اقترحنا أربعة على وجه الخصوص:

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