Man-made systemic changes to Earth’s life-supporting systems are now directly and indirectly affecting our health and well-being, climate change being the clearest example. These negative trends are also accelerated by social and economic drivers, such as poverty, inequality and conflict. Clearly, we need coordinated action to reduce the risks global environmental change imposes on global health and well-being.
Antimicrobials have become one of the most misused medicines. As a result, pathogenic bacteria that cause infectious diseases have started to adapt and have become resistant.