Antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance in developing countries: Health economics, global governance, and sustainable development goals

Stefano Greco (Coresponding Author), Romans Putans, Lauma Springe

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance has existed in nature long before the discovery of antibiotics. The mechanisms of resistance are prevalent among the bacterial population. Over a period of time and facilitated by indiscriminate usage of antibiotics, these mechanisms are transferred from one type of bacteria to another, including the pathogenic ones. In addition, the rate of discovery of novel antimicrobials is much slower than the rate of evolution of antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, there is a need for alternative strategies to control antimicrobial resistance to save lives. In this book, the novel strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance are described, emphasizing collaborative measures of control. We describe the concerted efforts undertaken by global communities to combat antimicrobial resistance in detail. The most efficient strategy could be a behavioral change towards indiscriminate consumption, usage, and prescription of antibiotics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntimicrobial Resistance
Subtitle of host publicationCollaborative Measures of Control
PublisherCRC Press
Pages113-140
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781000782349
ISBN (Print)9781032321615
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2022

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 1.6 Biological sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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