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Outbreak Brief 109: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 14 February 2022, a global total of 410,522,545 COVID-19 cases and 5,811,307 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as …

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Outbreak Brief 106: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 24 January 2022, a global total of 349,597,580 COVID-19 cases and 5,593,012 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.6%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as …

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African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes – Recommended Antibiotic Treatments in Neonatal and Pediatric Patients

Principles of Stewardship Important considerations for the use of antibiotics include drug selection considering antibiotic spectrum of activity, adverse effect profile and availability of specific formulations (including those applicable to young children), likelihood of antibiotic resistance, route of administration, dosage, and duration of therapy. The decision to start and continue antibiotic therapy must be based …

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African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes – Recommended Antibiotic Treatments in Adult Patients

Principles of Stewardship Important considerations for the use of antibiotics include drug selection considering antibiotic spectrum of activity, adverse effect profile and availability of specific formulations (including those applicable to young children), likelihood of antibiotic resistance, route of administration, dosage, and duration of therapy. The decision to start and continue antibiotic therapy must be based …

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African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes – Final Report

Foreword: Although they can be manufactured with virtually no limit, antimicrobials are, in fact, a scarce resource. Excessive antimicrobial use selects for microorganisms that evade treatment, rendering antimicrobials potentially useless. Recognizing the urgent threat that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses to the continent, the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) prioritized AMR control as part of …

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Communiqué Directors of Africa Regional Institutions for the Continental World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

Communiqué Directors of Africa Regional Institutions for the Continental World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is Our Shared Responsibility We, the Africa Regional Directors of • Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) • African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United …

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Call for Review of the African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes

Instructions for External Review: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in collaboration with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) are developing African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes (First Edition) for publication in 2021. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide healthcare workers across …

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