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Global Health
June 16, 2015

International Plans to Deter Antibiotic Resistance Need Improvement

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JAMA. 2015;313(23):2311. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6456

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 (

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.

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