Knowledge Gaps in the Understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada

  21 October 2021

Current limitations in the understanding and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Canada are described through a comprehensive review focusing on: (1) treatment optimization; (2) surveillance of antimicrobial use and AMR; and (3) prevention of transmission of AMR. Without addressing gaps in identified areas, sustained progress in AMR mitigation is unlikely. Expert opinions and perspectives contributed to prioritizing identified gaps. Using Canada as an example, this review emphasizes the importance and necessity of a One Health approach for understanding and mitigating AMR. Specifically, antimicrobial use in human, animal, crop, and environmental sectors cannot be regarded as independent; therefore, a One Health approach is needed in AMR research and understanding, current surveillance efforts, and policy. Discussions regarding addressing described knowledge gaps are separated into four categories: (1) further research; (2) increased capacity/resources; (3) increased prescriber/end-user knowledge; and (4) policy development/enforcement. 

Author(s): Kayley D. McCubbin et al
Clean Environment   Effective Surveillance   Healthy Animals   Secure Foods  
Back

OUR UNDERWRITERS

Unrestricted financial support by:

LifeArc

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS & ASSOCIATIONS





Ambassador Network

Join the AMR Insights Ambassador Network today!

Connect to over 650 AMR professionals and students in 65 countries!

More information

What is going on with AMR?
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!

Keep me informed