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George Osborne tells us Antibiotic Resistance is on track to be a greater threat to our health than cancer

George Osborne warned delegates at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, on 14 April 2016 that antibiotic resistance will become “an even greater threat to mankind than cancer” if the world fails to take action.

The Chancellor said that according to evidence from the UK’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, antibiotic resistance could claim 10 million lives worldwide by the year 2050 if we, as a global society, fail to act.


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