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Engineering Against Antibiotic Resistance with Antimicrobial Copper

In the WHO’s Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, backed by the UN, the prevention of infection is one of five strategies to tackle the global rise of AMR. If not stemmed, the WHO advise AMR could result in one death every three seconds by 2050.

Pathogenic bacteria can survive on standard environmental surfaces in healthcare facilities, leading to the risk of patients acquiring an infection. Reducing healthcare-associated infections reduces the need for antibiotics, which is another of the WHO’s five strategies.

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