Antimicrobial Resistance & Stewardship
Mitigating Global Disparities in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
Antibiotics have been used to save countless lives for decades. What happens when these drugs we depend on are no longer effective? Imagine a scenario where routine surgeries and minor infections can frequently become life-threatening, and the cost of treatment increases substantially.
The Global Point Prevalence Survey: making the Difference in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
The Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global-PPS) is a free, online tool, developed by the University of Antwerp in Belgium, to measure and monitor antimicrobial prescribing and resistance in hospitals worldwide. Since its creation and launched in 2015, more than 90 countries have taken part in the initiative, involving 1,300 hospitals and 500,000 patients.
Burn Patients Often Have Higher Rates of Multidrug-Resistant Infections—But There are Ways to Help
Patients who are admitted to the hospital with large burn injuries are at especially high risk for developing hospital-associated infections (HAIs), and the longer a patient stays in the hospital, the more likely they are to acquire a resistant infection.
Transferable patent extensions
A failure of the antibiotics market is hampering vital innovation in this field. Researchers from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) propose a new mechanism for compensating innovation, taking the form of a voucher that would be transferable.
Fleming Fund Supports Global AMR Surveillance Network
Since 2019, bioMérieux has partnered with the Fleming Fund to provide high medical value diagnostic solutions, innovative data analytics tools and antimicrobial susceptibility testing in 15 countries located in the Africa and Asia Pacific regions.