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WHO releases ‘Worldwide country situatuation analysis: Response to antimicrobial resistance’

In April, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report titled Worldwide country situation analysis: response to antimicrobial resistance on what countries around the world are doing to address the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

Although (antimicrobial resistance is) widely recognized as an urgent problem by many international organizations and ministries of health, not all countries have a response plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Some regions face other, more pressing problems, and many low- to middle-income countries do not have the resources to implement response mechanisms. A “country situation analysis” was subsequently conducted in countries in each of the six WHO regions to assess current practices and to determine the structures that were in place to control antimicrobial resistance. The results of that analysis are summarized in this report. – World Health Organization