The challenges of implementing responsible antibiotic use and how to overcome them

…The issue of antimicrobial resistance… We want to reduce the effect of AMR in the future. The key areas for intervention, which have been identified repeatedly and with great consistency are those that are listed in the WHO’s Global Action Plan on AMR, the US Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, the UK’s AMR Review, or indeed our own German strategy DART 2020. They include: 1. Improving awareness and understanding of AMR 2. Strengthening the knowledge base through surveillance 3. Reducing the burden of AMR through effective sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention 4. Optimizing the use of antibiotics in human and animal health through antibiotic stewardship 5. Developing new drugs and diagnostic technologies… In Germany, we have set up the Network for Rational Antibiotic Use through Information and Communication (RAI) to this end, which will help to collect and process this evidence base, not just for human but also for veterinary medicine. And other resources, such as CDC’s excellent ‘Get Smart’ campaign are already available to give stakeholders access to existing programs and success stories, as well as an overview over key components of stewardship programs.

...The issue of antimicrobial resistance... We want to reduce the effect of AMR in the future. The key areas for intervention, which have been identified repeatedly and with great consistency are those that are listed in the WHO’s Global Action Plan on AMR, the US Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, the UK’s AMR Review, or indeed our own German strategy DART 2020. They include: 1. Improving awareness and understanding of AMR 2. Strengthening the knowledge base through surveillance 3. Reducing the burden of AMR through effective sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention 4. Optimizing the use of antibiotics in human and animal health through antibiotic stewardship 5. Developing new drugs and diagnostic technologies... In Germany, we have set up the Network for Rational Antibiotic Use through Information and Communication (RAI) to this end, which will help to collect and process this evidence base, not just for human but also for veterinary medicine. And other resources, such as CDC’s excellent ‘Get Smart’ campaign are already available to give stakeholders access to existing programs and success stories, as well as an overview over key components of stewardship programs.

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