European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides is to visit London to speak at a conference on the “crisis” of antimicrobial resistance on Thursday.

The conference aims to solve increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance among microorganisms and has been organised by the British government and the country’s Royal Society of Nursing.

At the conference, experts and dignitaries will speak about global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance and build stronger health systems, as well as discussing matters such as food security and climate change.

Kyriakides will address the conference to speak about the European Union’s actions to deal with growing antimicrobial resistance as part of its “One Health” approach.

The EU said the One Health approach is “an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimise the health of people, animals, and ecosystems.”