Since the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was adopted in 2015, more than half the world’s countries have developed their own national action plan (NAP) to tackle AMR, establishing AMR coordination committees or equivalent to deliver them. But implementing NAPs at scale is proving a difficult task, especially in the resource-constrained settings of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The aim of this article is to highlight the significance of the extraordinary mobility and potency of horizontally transmissible genetic elements of antimicrobial resistance (also called antimicrobial resistant genes, or ARGs), and the necessity for coordinated and rapid global responses to new and emerging threats.
While researchers work to better understand the cause of people becoming resistant to antibiotics, there are ongoing consumer concerns about the use of antibiotics given to animals in the food system. And, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), online engagement about antibiotic resistance is growing rapidly and could be one of a growing number of factors that drives consumers to reduce or eliminate meat from their diets.
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. Researchers have found that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic in the water supply leads to resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics.
One of the central factors which influences how the pharmaceutical industry operates is, of course, medicine and its effectiveness. If medicine is not effective, no consumer will use it, and it becomes unprofitable for developing and manufacturing.
The AMR Centre, a body with public and private investors leading the UK’s response to the global health threat posed by antimicrobial resistance, has received a significant funding package to support the expansion of its pipeline of new drugs to treat drug-resistant infections.
A desperate plan to fight a citrus scourge has public-health advocates and scientists concerned.
More than 330 experts joined the 2-day AMR Conference 2019 in Berlin. They called for rapid capital investments and economic incentives in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Antibiotic resistance appears to be spreading in the environment. A new study has found a large number of bacteria which are resistant to commonly used antibiotics in stretches of river Ganga.
Population-based public health data on antibiotic resistance gene carriage is poorly surveyed. Research of the human microbiome as an antibiotic resistance reservoir has primarily focused on gut associated microbial communities, but data have shown more widespread microbial colonization across organs than originally believed, with organs previously considered as sterile being colonized.
UAE, Dubai: The National Committee of AMR organized the 2nd UAE’s International Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) 2019, at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre to shed the light on the latest developments in antibiotic resistance research and practices.
Relentless efforts being made by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, in cooperation with relevant public and private health bodies have resulted in reducing the use of antibiotics by 43%.