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International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials
Norwegian Inst Publ Hlth, N-0403 Oslo, Norway..
Boston Univ, Sch Law, Boston, MA 02215 USA.;Chatham House Ctr Global Hlth Secur, London, England..
Univ Ottawa, Global Strategy Lab, Fac Law, Ottawa, ON, Canada.;Harvard Univ, TH Chan Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Global Hlth & Populat, Boston, MA 02115 USA..
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2016 (English)In: The Lancet, ISSN 0140-6736, E-ISSN 1474-547X, Vol. 387, no 10015, 296-307 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Securing access to effective antimicrobials is one of the greatest challenges today. Until now, efforts to address this issue have been isolated and uncoordinated, with little focus on sustainable and international solutions. Global collective action is necessary to improve access to life-saving antimicrobials, conserving them, and ensuring continued innovation. Access, conservation, and innovation are beneficial when achieved independently, but much more effective and sustainable if implemented in concert within and across countries. WHO alone will not be able to drive these actions. It will require a multisector response (including the health, agriculture, and veterinary sectors), global coordination, and financing mechanisms with sufficient mandates, authority, resources, and power. Fortunately, securing access to effective antimicrobials has finally gained a place on the global political agenda, and we call on policy makers to develop, endorse, and finance new global institutional arrangements that can ensure robust implementation and bold collective action.

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2016. Vol. 387, no 10015, 296-307 p.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276802DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00470-5ISI: 000368130700036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-276802DiVA: diva2:903568
Available from: 2016-02-16 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2016-02-16Bibliographically approved

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