EU health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis discusses Europe’s superbug battlefront

Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, joined Brian Maguire to discuss Europe’s fight against the deadly rise of superbugs.

By 2050, anti-microbial resistance (AMR) could kill more European citizens than cancer. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, joined Brian Maguire to discuss Europe’s fight against the deadly rise of superbugs.

Andriukaitis stressed the great urgency facing Europe. National governments, he said, must act now, implementing AMR action plans to stop the spread of superbugs.

Advocating a ‘One Health’ strategy, Europe’s Health Commissioner, himself a former cardiac surgeon explains how health practitioners need to change their approach to hygiene, antibiotic use, and patient education. Failing to do so, said Andriukaitis, will result in the loss of millions of lives in the next generation, and great damage to Europe’s economy.

Watch Europe’s Superbug Battlefront – an interview with @V_Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.