Quality microbiological diagnostics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, an essential component of antimicrobial resistance surveillance and control efforts in Pacific island nations

  18 March 2020

Continued development of microbiological diagnostic capability in the Pacific region is paramount. Pacific Island nations need to develop the capability of at least one central laboratory to culture AMR pathogens and subject them to quality-controlled AST or arrange for suitable referral to a nearby country.

Source: WHO
Author(s): John Kenneth Ferguson, Jacklyn Joseph, Samson Kangapu, Hilda Zolevekec, Nicola Townell, Trevor Duke, Laurens Manning, Evelyn Lavu
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