In closing this panel, Dr. So pointed again to the need for global coordination across sectors to effectively address AMR. He noted that:
Tackling antibiotic resistance will take:
More than just drugs—we’ll need diagnostics and vaccines as well;
More than focusing incentives on one company, one drug at a time—we need financing that will transform how we innovate, delink return on investment from volume-based revenues, offer a portfolio of promising products, and rethink how we deliver these health technologies to those in need;
More than just the efforts of the Health Ministry—we’ll need a whole-of-government commitment;
More than just the efforts of health care providers and patients—we’ll need our agricultural sector to do its part in curbing non-therapeutic use of antimicrobials. A One Health approach.
And more than just those of us who have worked tirelessly on this issue for years—we’ll need all of you.
He then invited Nana Kuo to facilitate the closing remarks from H.E. Gabriel Wikstrom, Minister for Public Health, Healthcare, and Sports of Sweden and Ambassador Mateo Estrémé, Deputy Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations. They both reaffirmed the need for collective action from all stakeholders through the UN, but also tailor-made approaches so that addressing AMR across countries can be realized.