INEWS | In the run-up to the G7 health ministers’ meetings, taking place in Oxford on June 3-4, 2021, UK AMR Envoy Dame Sally Davies is calling for more international cooperation to tackle what the World Health Organization has called one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, are making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. Each year, 700,000 people die from antibiotic resistant infections. “Before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, an infection from a simple cut could mean the end of life. Nearly 100 years later, the antibiotic safety blanket we live our lives with is being pulled from us. … Every corner of our health system depends on antibiotics,” she writes.