Potential for improvement in governance and national action plans to overcome antimicrobial resistance

  26 May 2023

With more than 1·2 million deaths directly attributable to infections with resistant bacteria in 2019, the constantly increasing burden of antimicrobial resistance is a leading cause of death, disability, and economic loss in every region and country globally. Antimicrobials are a global public good that need protection from a “tragedy of the commons”. Protecting people from overuse of antibiotics, misuse of antibiotics, and infections, particularly infections with resistant bacteria, requires both global action and nationally targeted responses. However, antimicrobial resistance is a complex multisectoral and multifactorial process.

Author(s): Alessandro Cassini, Evelina Tacconelli
Effective Surveillance  


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