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Situation Analysis: Antibiotic Use and Resistance in India, Executive Summary

Situation Analysis: Antibiotic Use and Resistance in India, Executive Summary

The Question

What is the context for antibiotic resistance in India,how are antibiotics used, and what can be done to lessen the burden ofbacterial resistance?

What we found

Avast and diverse country, India faces many challenges in managing antibioticsand controlling antibiotic resistance, but medical, legal, and administrativesteps can be taken to confront the issues.

Why it matters

Antibiotic resistance is a global problem.  Reducing the burden of bacterial infectionsin India will save lives in India as well as prevent the global transmission ofresistant infections.  India is also acase study for other middle-income countries.