Rethinking AMR surveillance

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture / PresentationAcademic

Description

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance relies larly on analyzing bacterial isolates submitted to the laboratory. This is driven by the efforts of the World Health Organization through its surveillance system GLASS. Given the absence of clinical information, and the high-risk of bias in submitting these specimens, the data do not provide an adequate picture on the prevalence of AMR in given settings. There is an urgent need to supplement this surveillance with appropriate population-based estimates.
Period16 Sep 2021
Event titleInternational Conference of Prevention and Infection Control
Event typeConference
LocationGeneva, SwitzerlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • surveillance
  • LQAS
  • Antimicrobial resistance