Effective Surveillance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.

AMR Insights

For Officers at authorities, ministries, international organisations and NGO’s who wish to prevent the further global spreading of Antimicrobial resistance, AMR Insights offers selected, global information and data, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities. 

AMR Insights is for:

  • Senior officials and (top) civil servants at national authorities
  • Policy Officers at Ministries
  • Civil servants at regional authorities
  • Senior officials at international organizations
  • Senior officials at NGO’s

Latest Topics

  •   20 April 2024

    Drivers of antimicrobial resistance within the communities of Nepal from One Health perspective: a scoping review

    This scoping review aimed to determine the community’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices around antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Nepal. The review included 47 studies, with 66% focusing on human health, 11% on animal health, and no studies solely on environmental aspects. The results revealed inadequate knowledge and inappropriate practices in both sectors. Four community interventions improved […]

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  •   20 April 2024

    Predicting the distribution patterns of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in the context of Jordanian cases using machine learning techniques

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the fourth leading cause of mortality in Jordan, but there is limited data on demographics and clinical characteristics. A retrospective analysis of microbiology records at Al-Hussein/Salt Hospital revealed Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus aureus as the most commonly isolated microorganisms. The RF model showed superior accuracy in forecasting AMR patterns, […]

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  •   20 April 2024

    New report outlines cost of inaction on AMR ahead of UN high-level meeting

    The UN General Assembly is set to hold its second high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in September 2024. The Global Leaders Group (GLG) on AMR has released a report outlining recommendations for the meeting, including a projected economic study that warns of a 1·8-year drop in global life expectancy by 2035, a $412 billion […]

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