Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance
Objective 2: Strengthen the knowledge and evidence base through surveillance and research
To better understand and respond to antimicrobial resistance patterns and key drivers, information about antimicrobial resistance incidence, prevalence, and trends must be gathered.
There are significant gaps in the information available on the development and global economic implications of antimicrobial resistance. Stronger networks of information sharing and a global strategic research agenda would improve global understanding of antimicrobial resistance.
National governments, intergovernmental organizations, agencies, professional organizations, nongovernmental organizations, industry and academic should pursue research on the causes and impacts of antimicrobial resistances. A global emphasis on surveillance and evidence based research will inform policies and actions that Member States and intergovernmental agencies can take to address the growing health security challenges of antimicrobial resistance. In addition, increased information about antimicrobial resistance can assist research and development of medical and agriculture alternatives to antimicrobials.