Sexual and reproductive health

Global action plan to control the spread and impact of antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Authors:
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Publication details

Number of pages: 36
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150350 1 - Web only

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Gonorrhoea is a major public health challenge today, due to the high incidence of infections accompanied by a dwindling number of treatment options. The objective of this global action plan is to control the spread and minimize the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N. gonorrhoeae).

This document is targeted at a number of stakeholders including national- and international-level policy-makers, programme managers, health-care providers, laboratory technicians, multilateral organizations, researchers and donors. The document aims to give guidance on ways to contain the spread of AMR in N. gonorrhoeae (and it is designed to be implemented in conjunction with broader national and international strategies for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections.