Crisis Looms in Southeast Asia

Nowhere may the threat of antimicrobial resistance be higher than in the WHO-defined South East Asia region, which includes countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. Indeed, aggravated by such factors as lack of sanitation and hygiene, ease of access to antibiotics and poor stewardship, AMR risks becoming a massive political, social and economic problem in this part of the world.

To highlight the scale of the challenge, The BMJ commissioned a collection of 15 articles on “Antimicrobial resistance in South East Asia,” with open access funded by the WHO South East Asia Regional Office.

Topics include risk assessment, antibiotic use, containment and control progress, and surveillance.

Source: The BMJ

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