Strategies for achieving global collective action on antimicrobial resistance

Elbe, Stefan, Hoffman, Steven J, Caleo, Grazia M, Daulaire, Nils, Matsoso, Precious, Mossialos, Elias, Rizvi, Zain and Røttingen, John-Arne (2015) Strategies for achieving global collective action on antimicrobial resistance. Other. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation.

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Antimicrobial medicines now save millions of lives each year and many infectious diseases are far less deadly because of them.1 However, bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi develop resistance to existing medicines and few novel antimicrobial products are being produced. Antimicrobial resistance – i.e. resistance of microorganisms to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treating the infection it causes – is both natural and inevitable. However, inappropriate antimicrobial use, falsified or substandard drugs and poor infection control accelerate the pace of evolutionary processes.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Jayne Paulin
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 14:30
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 14:30
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