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Experts propose global targets for cutting antibiotic use

According to Healio and Cidrap News a group of medical policy experts are calling on the United Nations to set a global agenda against antibiotic resistance and overuse during its upcoming General Assembly meeting. The letter, published on 18th of August in Science, contains suggestions for the architecture of global resistance initiatives and specific national targets for antibiotic consumption. According to the authors countries should aim to consume no more than the current median global level of antibiotics (8,54 defined daily doses per capita per year), which would lower overall antibiotic use by 17.5% globally. How each country would get there would have to be determined at the national level, with solutions tailored to each country's situation. 

References:

Experts propose national targets for worldwide antibiotic consumption. Healio. 18.8.2016. http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/antimicrobials/news/in-the-journals/%7Be0ab166d-6dac-477a-8cfc-f332215efaf2%7D/experts-propose-national-targets-for-worldwide-antibiotic-consumption

Chris Dal. Experts propose global targets for cutting antibiotic use. Cidrap News. 19.8.2016. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/08/experts-propose-global-targets-cutting-antibiotic-use

Laxminarayan R, Sridhar D, Blaser M, Wang M, Woolhouse M. Achieving global targets for antimicrobial resistance. Science. 18.8.2016. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9286

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