Each year in the United States alone, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result.
Centre for Disease Control 2017 Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats ... to [global] health, food security, and development.
World Health Organization October 2016
Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. A growing list of infections ... are becoming harder and sometimes impossible to treat.
World Health Organization October 2016 Fact Sheet
Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do... if we start right now.
Maryn McKenna Public Health Journalist
Antibiotic resistance is growing and we are fast running out of treatment options.
Marie-Paule Kieny World Health Organization's Assistant Director-General