The UN is finally treating antibiotic-resistant superbugs like a catastrophic threat

In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only held high-level meetings on health issues three times: for HIV, Ebola, and chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. On Wednesday, September 21, world leaders will be holding one of these rare meetings on health: This time, it’s about the “nightmare” and “catastrophic threat” of antimicrobial resistance.

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