In consultation with the Secretaries of Defense and Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s establishment of the President’s Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) is one of several recent U.S. Government (USG) actions to respond to the threat. As stipulated in Executive Order 13676 and their Charter, the PACCARB advises the HHS Secretary on the programs and policies intended to support the implementation and evaluation of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB); all written reports created by the PACCARB will then be provided to the President by the HHS Secretary.
DRIVE-AB Work Package C, Antibiotic Valuation, co-leaders Ramanan Laxminarayan and John Rex are both actively involved in PACCARB and have made significant contributions to this report.
Draft Report 1: Initial Assessments of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria has been released by the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria following a public meeting of the group on March 30-31, 2016, and provides an initial assessment of the Action Plan and its implementation.
Click here to read the full 180 Days First Draft Report
Click here to view the meeting details of the Public Meeting of PACCARB on 30-31 March, 2016
Click here to read the full National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria