On November 10, 2022, the Asia Africa Medical Innovation (AMIC) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Consortium called on the Government of Japan to address AMR as a key agenda item at the G7 Hiroshima Summit, which will be held in 2023.
AMR has been deemed a 'silent pandemic' and was responsible for over 1 million million deaths in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed several vulnerabilities in the global health architecture’s ability to respond to crises. This in mind, consortium members urged world leaders to respond to the threat of AMR on a global scale.
The consortium called on Japan to take a leading role in the fight against AMR given its history in supporting global health efforts, vast experience in the research and development of antimicrobials, and current position as chair of the G7 Summit.