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MSF analysis of the ‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’

In May 2016 the ‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’, commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom and the Welcome Trust, was published by the AMR Review team lead by lord Jim O'Neill. The review set out nine broad recommendations for government intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Our response to the O'Neill Review both identifies where we agree with the recommendations laid out in the Review, and ways in which we think the recommendations and analysis of the Review can be improved.

MSF recognizes that the challenge of tackling growing levels of AMR is immense, including that of drug resistant forms of TB, which MSF faces in many of our projects. Our analysis is guided by our belief that the needs of patients should be at the center of any future response to AMR, in particular those of the neglected and the most affected populations.