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A Framework for Global Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance

A Framework for Global Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance

The Question

Increasing antibiotic consumption necessitates the development of a surveillance program for monitoring global resistance – what could such a program look like?

What we found

Many regional and global frameworks already exist, andwith the addition of certain reference laboratories and other institutions tofill in missing gaps, a comprehensive and informative global network can becreated. The existing frameworks and suggestions for linkage institutions areincluded.

Why it matters

Consolidating information and creating global systems ofdata can aid in determining specific needs of individual areas and combatingglobal antibiotic resistance.