2 March – Antibiotic Resistance – the greatest threat to global health?


Antibiotics have started to fail. Resistant bacteria already cause more than 500,000 deaths every year. This number is predicted to rise dramatically if radical actions are not taken. Antibiotic resistance has become one of the greatest threats to global health.
The world has not yet been able to find ways to collectively manage and control antibiotic resistance. The problem involves many complex challenges. Apart from the medical components, it has economic, ecologic, sociological and developmental dimensions.
Otto Cars, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University, will talk about antibiotic resistance and the actions that can, and need to, be done at an international level.
Otto Cars became a specialist in infectious diseases in the early 1970’s at the Medical Faculty, Uppsala University. He was the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University Hospital 1991-1999.
In 2003, he became Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University. Otto Cars is also a senior expert at the Public Health Agency of Sweden. He has been actively involved in numerous European and international initiatives in the area of antimicrobial resistance, and he was the founding director of ReAct in 2005, and since 2013 he is now a senior strategic adviser.
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In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.
Date: 2/3/2017
Time: 18:15
Place: Ekonomikum, Hörsal 2
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. Become a member at the lecture! 100 kr for one year of membership.