(2003; 14 pages)
The importance of surveillance in combating and managing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognised as an important component of the "World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance", 2001. There is good evidence that surveillance is a costeffective infection control strategy. While controlling antimicrobial resistance impacts human health, control requires a cross-sectoral approach, engaging human and animal health, industry and a range of other stakeholders. This Strategy provides a framework for how these diverse groups can provide evidence for action to control AMR.