Pandemic holds back fight against antibiotic resistance
Progress by individual countries is shown in the latest Tracking AMR Country Self-Assessment Survey (Tracss), which has been analysed by the FT with support from Yuzana Khine Zaw and Andrew Farlow, research fellows at Oxford university. Efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance were set back by the Covid-19 pandemic, with countries reporting that their funding and focus was reduced, their awareness campaigns and technical capacity building deferred, and their monitoring and data collection activities weakened.
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