by the World Health Organization.
It showcases examples of actions taken to slow down drug resistance and preserve the ability of medicines to effectively treat many infectious diseases. The steps taken by governments, health facilities and providers and others are examples of what had been recommended in the 2001 WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance.
The book examines the experiences with implementing some of those recommendations ten years on, the lessons learnt along the way and the gaps still remaining. It draws attention to areas where knowledge is lacking and where urgent action is still needed.
The aim of the book is to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and stimulate further efforts to meet the recommendations outlined in the 2001 strategy and the 2011 World Health Day policy package. It does so by examining the current situation, and setting out what has been done and what more could be done around the world, in high-, middle- and low-income countries.
More information on the book, a link to download it and details on how to order a copy can be found on WHO Patient Safety's web page: http://www.who.int/patientsafety/en/.