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WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance


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WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

Executive Summary

Summary of recommendations for intervention

Part A. Introduction and background
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem that needs urgent action
A global problem calls for a global response
Implementation of the WHO Global Strategy
What is antimicrobial resistance?
Appropriate use of antimicrobials
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance
The prevalence of resistance

Part B. Appropriate antimicrobial use and emerging resistance: issues and interventions
Chapter 1. Patients and the general community
Chapter 2. Prescribers and dispensers
Chapter 3. Hospitals
Chapter 4. Use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals
Chapter 5. National governments and health systems
Chapter 6. Drug and vaccine development
Chapter 7. Pharmaceutical promotion
Chapter 8. International aspects of containing antimicrobial resistance

Part C. Implementation of the WHO Global Strategy
Prioritization and implementation
Implementation guidelines
Monitoring outcomes
Recommendations for intervention
Suggested model framework for implementation of core interventions


Annex A. National Action Plans
Annex B. Participation in WHO Consultations

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