Global access to existing and future antimicrobials and diagnostics: antimicrobial subscription and pooled procurement

  07 January 2022

There has been a further significant increase in drug-resistant bacteria in South African hospitals over the last five years, hampering the ability of doctors to treat a variety of serious and life-threatening infections with antibiotics.

Researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have highlighted a significant increase in certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria in several public and private hospitals across the country, as well as a dramatic increase in the use of so-called “last resort” antibiotics in public hospitals over the last five years. 

Further reading: Daily Maverick
Author(s): Daniel Berman, Sujith J Chandy, Oliver Cansdell, Krishnee Moodley, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Sabiha Y Essack
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