Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance. Annual Report 2018
(2018; 176 pages) [Russian]


This report describes resistance data gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network from 10 countries in the WHO European Region – Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine – and Kosovo (in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)). The fourth CAESAR report includes resistance data from Ukraine for the first time, provides a summary of the first five years of CAESAR external quality assessment (2013–2017) and presents preliminarily results of a proof-of-principle project in Armenia. It furthermore includes a reader's guide on how to interpret the surveillance data with caution, taking into account conditions which may reduce the reliability and representativeness of the data. The aim of this report is to provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening antimicrobial resistance surveillance and to stimulate the sharing of data internationally. WHO and its partners remain committed to support countries in these endeavours through the activities of the CAESAR network.

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