Accordingto WHO, antibiotic resistanceis currently rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, making it one of the greatest threats to global health, foodsecurity, and development today. Antibiotic resistance is putting the achievements of modern medicine at severe risk.
Several advanced treatment methods, such as organ transplantations, chemotherapy, and surgeries, e.g.caesarean sections, become much more dangerous without effective antibiotics for prevention and treatment of bacterial infections. It is estimated that in year 2050, 10 million people will die from antibiotic-resistant bacteria if no new antibiotics are discovered.
There is an urgent need for new therapies against and control of infectious diseases (www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/en/).