Focus on Control of AMR at Nepal Society for Internal Medicine (SIMON) conference 2015- links to WHO resources

The SIMON conference next week (23-25th April) will examine the AMR problem globally and within Nepal and discuss necessary control approaches.  Dr Abdul Ghafur from Chennai (behind the Chennai Declaration) will be participating.

Key references include:

1. The WHO Draft Global Action Plan 2014, which sets out these 5 strategic objectives:

  • to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance;
  • to strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research;
  • to reduce the incidence of infection;
  • to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents; and
  • develop the economic case for sustainable investment that takes account of the needs of all countries, and increase investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions.

2. WHO Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014.

See useful summary of this report.

3. Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission 2013 : Antibiotic resistance – the need for global solutions . An excellent summary of the issues and actions required.

4. WHO Report: The Evolving Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance: Options for action . See Executive summary here.

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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