High levels of corruption in government and poor governance has been determined to be a primary cause of antibiotic resistance which threatens millions of people because so many bacteria are now totally antibiotic resistant. These are the findings of the Australian National University (ANU) School of Medicine and its lead researcher Peter Collignon.
“We found poor governance and higher levels of corruption are associated with higher levels of antibiotic resistance,” lead researcher Peter Collignon from The Australian National University (ANU) School of Medicine said.
Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global health priority. The World Health Organisation describes it as a coming crisis in which common and treatable infections are becoming life threatening.