Containing antimicrobial resistance through the promoting rational use of antimicrobial drugs
- At: 2006 FIP Congress in Salvadore (Brazil)
- Type: Presentation
- By: HOLLOWAY, Kathleen (World Health Organisation, Medicines Policy and Standards, Geneva, Switzerland)
Background: Antimicrobial resistance is a very serious public health problem, such that there are high resistance levels to most original 1st line drugs used to treat common infections. The WHO global strategy for containment of antimicrobial resistance (2001) recommends 67 interventions to contain resistance through reducing inappropriate use.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.