On September 24, 24 researchers from around the world published a study investigating the central challenges to an international AMR policy in BMJ Global Health. GSL Director Steven Hoffman and GSL Investigator Susan Rogers Van Katwyk were co-authors on this effort.
The study states that there is a clear implementation gap in the world of AMR, meaning despite the acknowledgment that AMR is a significant global problem, there is a lack of action. This multidisciplinary paper responds to this implementation gap by asking two basic questions:
(A) Is a universal approach to AMR policy and antibiotic stewardship possible?
(B) If yes, what hallmarks characterize ‘good’ antibiotic policy?
The multistage analysis revealed four central challenges facing current international antibiotic policy:
In response to this diagnosis, the authors propose three hallmarks that can support robust international antibiotic policy. Emerging hallmarks for good antibiotic policies are: Structural, Equitable and Tracked.
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