Drug resistance

WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

In the late 1990s and 2000, WHO convened a series of consultative groups, expert workshops, and consensus meetings to assess the growing public health threat of antimicrobial resistance, to evaluate the impact of containment interventions, and to develop a series of recommendations for action. The culmination of this work was the publication in 2001 of the WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance and a series of supportive background materials and technical guidelines.

The WHO Global Strategy identifies 68 prioritized recommendations, for implementation targeted the following groups:

  • Patients and the general community
  • Prescribers and dispensers
  • Hospitals
  • Antimicrobials use in food-producing animals
  • National governments and health systems
  • Industry and research group
  • International organizations

Core Documents and Summary of Recommendations

Background literature reviews

Pathogen-specific issues and recommendations

Healthcare-Associated Infections

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