TDR: Operational research on the frontline to fight antimicrobial resistance

19 November, 2019

Extracts below. Read in full online: https://www.who.int/tdr/news/2019/or-on-frontline-to-fight-amr/en/

-Is overprescription of antibiotics happening in my hospital?

-How well are my clinicians adhering to treatment guidelines for infections?

-Are there gaps in infection prevention and control at health facilities under my supervision?

These are some of the burning questions faced by frontline health workers and decision makers fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) around the world. The Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative (SORT IT) is well designed to help answer such practical questions...

SORT IT’s approach to AMR is aligned with the strategic pillars of WHO’s Global Action Plan on AMR which include improving awareness, strengthening knowledge through surveillance and research, reducing the incidence of infection, optimizing the use of antimicrobials, and developing the economic case for sustainable investment.

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Best wishes, Neil

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 19,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org