Radical hospital hygiene reform needed in Europe

Europe is losing the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By 2050, AMR could cause more deaths than cancer; the economic damage will be on par with the 2008 economic crisis.

The European Parliament and European Commission are alert to the critical moment facing Europe; the Commission unveiled a new AMR Action Plan this year, and Parliament has worked closely with the Commission to advance the narrative. Member states are the weak links, and without a pan-European approach, the AMR crisis will persist.

Slovenian MEP Alojz Peterle, joined health experts and EURACTIV reporter Brian Maguire to discuss the AMR Action Plan, and the role of health professionals in the front line battle to improve hospital hygiene.

Watch our other interviews and report on Anti-Microbial Resistance below.