O’Neil Review on Antimicrobial Resistance – Published

The O’Neil review on antimicrobial resistance has been published.

Following a 19 month consultation, the review concludes that a “fundamental change” is required in the way that antibiotics are consumed and prescribed. The report’s recommendations include:

  • Making steps to reduce demand
  • Increasing the number of effective antimicrobial drugs to defeat infections that have become resistant to existing medicines
  • Build a global coalition for action on AMR

The report also talks of tacking antimicrobial resistance on ten fronts:

  1. Public awareness
  2. Sanitation and hygiene
  3. Antibiotics in agriculture and the environment
  4. Vaccines and alternatives
  5. Surveillance
  6. Rapid diagnostics
  7. Human capital
  8. Drugs
  9. Global Innovation Fund
  10. International coalition for action

To read the report, please click here.

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Published on 19. May 2016 in News EU