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KNOW Antimicrobial Resistance

One in four infections in long-term acute care settings are caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.1

KNOW AMR is an initiative by Pfizer aimed at addressing the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. This initiative focuses on raising awareness, promoting research, and implementing strategies to combat AMR and preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial treatments.

Let’s Understand Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread and severe illness.2

AMR can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. The World Health Organization (WHO) characterizes AMR as one of the biggest threats to global public health today.3,5

Globally, AMR causes 700,000 deaths annually. If no solution is found, the devastating impact is likely to worsen.4,5

  • Serious bacerial infections could become impossible to treat.4,5
  • Many routine medical procedures could be too risky to perform because of the risk of becoming infected while in hospital by a multi-drug resistant pathogen.5,6
  • Minor infections and injuries could become life-threatening.4,5
  • Travel could be considered too risky, impacting global trade.5,6
  • Could lead to an estimated 10 million annual deaths by 2050.5,6
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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making healthcare safer: protect patients from antibiotic resistance. March 03 2016. Available at: as accessed on 05.06.2023.
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance. World Health Organization. Available Online on as accessed on 13.07.2023
  3. World Health Organization. WHO's first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health. April 30 2014. Available at as accessed on 05.06.2023
  4. Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Tackling drug-resistant infections globally: final report and recommendations. May 2016. Available at: as accessed on 05.06.2023
  5. Antimicrobial Resistance. AMR. Pfizer Inc. Available on as accessed on 05.06.2023
  6. Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations. December 2014. Available at: as accessed on 05.06.2023

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