The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has designed a blueprint for achieving sustainable development which is intended to be achieved by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are interlinked with 17 goals that have been set up for a better and more sustainable future for all. To achieve these goals, the practices and principles associated with Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and such related fields could play a pivotal role in achieving the set targets by 2030. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the present-day concerns that could act as a barrier in the quest for achieving many of these goals. One of the major goals includes goal 3 which caters to Health and well-being. Antimicrobial resistance could directly have a deleterious effect which could turn into a roadblock in attaining health and well-being for all. Drug resistance, in particular, antibiotic resistance to urinary tract infections has gained utmost attention over the past decade, which has led to ineffective therapeutic management and increased recurrence of the infection. The rising antimicrobial resistance also affects goal 8 which speaks about work and economic growth. Several families could face financial as well as social inequality due to added burden of time away from home, and loss of pay during absence from work to name a few. The present paper highlights various aspects of drug-resistant UTI including the major causative agents involved, female gender-specific prevalence, socio-economic consequences, treatment strategies, and future directions to attain sustainable development with health, well-being, and economic growth in mind.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)