UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy – Measuring Success – 23 June 2014

Posted on June 24, 2014. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: |

UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy – Measuring Success – 23 June 2014

“Antimicrobial resistance is when infections caused by microorganisms survive exposure to a drug that was supposed to kill them or stop their growth, this is a particular problem with antibiotics.

The measures agreed by the UK antimicrobial resistance strategy High Level Steering Group, taking advice from expert scientific advisory committees including the Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI), cover 4 areas:

trends in resistance
quality of prescribing in primary and secondary healthcare settings
public and professional knowledge and understanding of antimicrobials and their appropriate use.
global security through ensuring global alignment in addressing AMR

These measures apply equally to human and animal health.”

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): information and resources

 

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