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In the Red Zone

Antimicrobial Resistance: Lessons from Romania

A study by EPHA.

A compelling insight into the current AMR situation in Romania

On the basis of a series of expert interviews, this study was commissioned by EPHA to illustrate the urgent need for coordinated, well-resourced and effective EU policy action and programmes to tackle AMR. Whilst Romania is “in the red zone” in terms excessive antibiotic use and prevalence of several strains of drug-resistant bacteria, it is by no means an exception regarding inadequate funding for public health, health worker shortages, or lacking equipment and technology to safeguard patient safety.

Many EU member states are facing similar challenges and risk tearing holes in Europe’s safety net.

In the Red Zone

“I’d never heard of resistant bacteria before.
Colectiv has brought them to the surface”

Eugen Iancu

Father of Alexandru, one of 64 people killed as result of a fire that occurred during a concert in a crowded nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, on the night of October 30, 2015.

In the Press

“A painful lesson not yet learned from the Colectiv tragedy is that closer European cooperation is inevitably and urgently needed to avoid catastrophes of an even greater scale in the near future.”

Nina Renshaw

Secretary General, EPHA

In the Red Zone

Antimicrobial Resistance: Lessons from Romania