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 […]
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 […]
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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