August 29, 2016
Proposed measures address global health crisis using One Health approach
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In today’s issue of Science, experts address the global health crisis of antibiotic effectiveness by proposing new global targets for the use of antibiotics. This proposal precedes the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance, in which heads of state will directly address the issue of antibiotic effectiveness. Lead author and CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan and co-authors offer a framework of actionable measures to reach the proposed target for reduced antibiotics use, involving surveillance systems, global financing for action plans, and the establishment of a global architecture to ensure appropriate access to antibiotics.