Global Antimicrobial Stewardship with a Focus on Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Jacob Pierce*, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Natalie Schellack, Wanda Cornistein, Amal Al Maani, Syamhanin Adnan, Michael P. Stevens

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health crisis. Antimicrobial Stewardship involves adopting systematic measures to optimize antimicrobial use, decrease unnecessary antimicrobial exposure and to decrease the emergence and spread of resistance. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a disproportionate burden of antimicrobial resistance and also face challenges related to resource availability. Although challenges exist, the World Health Organization has created a practical toolkit for developing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) that will be summarized in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-629
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume96
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • low- and middle-income countries

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