Today, 7 April 2011, is World Health Day. This year’s theme is: “Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow.” Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem but one that is becoming more dangerous; urgent and consolidated efforts are needed to avoid regressing to the pre-antibiotic era.

For World Health Day 2011, the World Health Organization is introducing a six-point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Learn more at the World Health Organization’s World Health Day 2011 website.