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The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) has called on all governments, industry, NGOs, health professionals, public and private research organizations to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Antimicrobial drugs have played a key role in both prevention and curing infections. However, overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in humans, animals, and agriculture; gaps in infection prevention and control; lack of quality medicines; and inadequate investments in new drug development may place the breakthroughs in the treatment of infectious diseases over the past 50 years, in peril.The Federation, that has been promoting global health for over 50 years, is urging stakeholders in health to ensure that public health remains at the center of all policy and scientific endeavors. WFPHA in a May 22, 2018 press release proposes the establishment of antibiotic efficacy “as a global public good”.This is one of