AMR

AMR Control 2017: Overcoming Global Antimicrobial Resistance

The use of antibiotics to combat infections, such as tuberculosis, has saved countless lives. However, antibiotics only improve global health outcomes when used appropriately – the appropriate dose, for the appropriate length of time, for...

The Economics of Reducing Antibiotic Use to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance

Human consumption of antibiotics is only beneficial to societal welfare when the correct antibiotics are used and they are given at the right dose for the optimal length of time and only to those who need them. There are many cases in...

Using quality improvement to address hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance

In weak health systems, the risk for hospital-acquired infections and, consequently, developing antimicrobial resistance is especially high. Addressing these issues requires healthcare processes that include not only infection prevention,...

Improving rational antibiotic treatment of common childhood conditions in Uganda

Irrational and inappropriate use of antibiotics for common childhood infections is widespread across healthcare settings, and evidence suggests that this trend is even more pronounced in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Numerous...

Embedding quality improvement through a learning collaborative to reduce and sustain hospital-acquired infections in the West Bank

While life expectancy and mortality indicators in the Palestinian Territories have improved since 2010, hospitals across the West Bank and Gaza are experiencing an alarming surge in antibiotic resistance due to a lack of standardized...