WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance
(2001; 105 pages) [Russian]

Deaths from acute respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, measles, AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis account for more than 85% of the mortality from infection worldwide. Resistance to first-line drugs in most of the pathogens causing these diseases ranges from zero to almost 100%. In some instances resistance to second- and thirdline agents is seriously compromising treatment outcome. Added to this is the significant global burden of resistant hospital-acquired infections, the emerging problems of antiviral resistance and the increasing problems of drug resistance in the neglected parasitic diseases of poor and marginalized populations....The WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance addresses this challenge. It provides a framework of interventions to slow the emergence and reduce the spread of antimicrobial- resistant microorganisms...
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