Infection Prevention Control and Surveillance: Limiting the development and spread of drug resistance

This report examines the central role that infection prevention, control, and surveillance  need to play in combatting the rise of drug-resistant infections. This is based on the recognition that fundamental improvements in these areas are the key to sustainable  gains in health outcomes,  and yet are often given insufficient attention in our  response to the global challenges of rising drug resistance.  The paper looks first at the role of infection prevention in the community through improved water and sanitation infrastructure. It then looks at the need to prevent and control of infections in health and care settings. Finally, it looks at monitoring resistant infections through surveillance systems that will provide valuable information for doctors, patients as well global and national policymakers. 

April 4, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Systematic reviews
Tags
antimicrobial resistance, surveillance, infection control, drug-resistance

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