uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Universal Access to Effective Antibiotics is Essential for Tackling Antibiotic Resistance
Show others and affiliations
2015 (English)In: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, ISSN 1073-1105, E-ISSN 1748-720X, Vol. 43, no S3, 17-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Universal access to effective antimicrobials is essential to the realization of the right to health. At present, 5.7 million people die from treatable infections each year because they lack this access. Yet, community-based diagnosis and appropriate treatment for many of the leading causes of avoidable infectious deaths has been shown to be feasible and effective, demonstrating that strategies to reach the under-served need to receive high priority. This is a necessary part of a broad strategy to assure the long-term benefits of antimicrobials and to combat antimicrobial resistance, both because the lack of systematic and rigorous efforts to assure effective coverage increases the likelihood of antimicrobial resistance, and because global efforts aimed at antimicrobial stewardship and innovation cannot succeed without explicitly addressing the needs of the under-served. Elements of this strategy will include clear evidence-based treatment protocols, a robust international framework and locally tailored regulations, active engagement with communities and local health providers, strong attention to program management and cost considerations, a focus on the end user, and robust surveillance and response to emerging resistance patterns. Only by balancing the needs of universal access with stewardship and innovation, and assuring that they are mutually reinforcing can a global strategy hope to effectively address antimicrobial resistance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 43, no S3, 17-21 p.
National Category
Medical Ethics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261325DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12269ISI: 000359088000003PubMedID: 26243238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-261325DiVA: diva2:850691
Available from: 2015-09-02 Created: 2015-09-01 Last updated: 2015-09-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Cars, Otto
By organisation
Infectious Diseases
In the same journal
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Medical Ethics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 163 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link