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An insufficient number of countries have a comprehensive national plan to reduce antibiotic resistance, and greater efforts are needed to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) that summarizes current practices and structures that are in place around the world to address this issue (http://bit.ly/1IecKuJ).
Government authorities from 133 of 194 WHO member states completed a questionnaire about their existing strategies, systems, and activities to address antimicrobial resistance. The survey was carried out between 2013 and 2014.
Friedrich MJ. International Plans to Deter Antibiotic Resistance Need Improvement. JAMA. 2015;313(23):2311. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6456