Drug resistance

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) on antimicrobial resistance

As part of its core functions, WHO has called together a Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) to review and help shape a global strategy to tackle the growing challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and to advise WHO on the coordination role it should be playing in the fight against AMR.

AMR is a threat to global health security that is endangering the prevention and treatment of infections. While the underlying driving concern is the impact of AMR on health and the potential for it to create an unwanted post-antibiotic era, the factors contributing to its development and the solutions for resolving it go beyond the health sector and demand a global response.