Antimicrobial resistance in the WHO African region: current status and roadmap for action

by S.Y. Essack, A.T. Desta, R.E. Abotsi et al.
J Public Health (Oxf) (2017) 39 (1): 8-13 – Published: 03 March 2016

6 pp. 168 kB

The high burden of communicable diseases in African countries engenders extensive antimicrobial use and subsequent resistance with substantial health, financial and societal implications. A regional situational analysis to identify scalable good practices within African, resource-constrained country contexts under the auspices of WHO-AFRO is a necessary initial step towards the development of national and regional action plans in concert with incremental progress towards achieving the objectives of the policy package and global action plan.

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