Global knowledge gaps on antimicrobial resistance in the human health sector: a scoping review

  13 June 2023

The aim is to identify and summarize existing global knowledge gaps on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in human health, focusing on the WHO bacterial priority pathogens, M. tuberculosis and selected fungi. The investigators conducted a scoping review of grey and peer-reviewed literature, published in English from January 2012 through December 2021, that reported on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of drug-resistant infections. We extracted relevant knowledge gaps and, through an iterative process, consolidated those into thematic research questions.

This scoping review presents the most comprehensive compilation of AMR-related knowledge gaps to date, informing a priority-setting exercise to develop the WHO Global AMR Research Agenda for the human health sector.

Author(s): Raph L Hamers, Zlatina Dobreva, Alessandro Cassini, Alice Tamara, Gilbert Lazarus, Koe Stella Asadinia, Stefano Burzo, Ioana Diana, Olaru Daniele, Dona Fiona Emdin, Kitty Van Weezenbeek, Silvia Bertagnolio
Effective Surveillance  


Unrestricted financial support by:


Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre


Global Ambassador Network

Welcome at the AMR Insights Ambassador Network!

The AMR Insights Ambassador Network is a growing, distinctive group of professionals who stand out for their commitment, willingness to cooperate and open attitude to combat Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

More information and free-of-charge registration
What is going on with AMR?
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!