GSL Director interviewed by CTV News on AMR

November 24, 2019
SJH on CTV


On November 24, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was interviewed by CTV News on the dangers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how to fight it. In the interview Hoffman highlighted that over a quarter of all infections in Canada are already resistant to first-line treatment and that inaction would only exacerbate the situation.

To combat the progression of AMR Steven Hoffman laid out a three-step plan that governments can start enacting now:

1. Access to antibiotics for people in low- and middle-income countries where AMR is costing countless lives everyday
2. Conservation of our existing antibiotics. They are a precious resource whose efficacy drops with every unnecessary use.
3. Innovation to create new antibiotics or alternatives that would reduce our need for antibiotics.

The interview can be viewed here.
The piece was also accompanied by an article that can be read here