n South African Medical Journal - Part I. The Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) : original article

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The global problem of antimicrobial resistance is particularly pressing in developing countries, where the infectious disease burden is high and cost constrains the replacement of ineffective antibiotics with newer, more expensive ones. Gastro-intestinal, respiratory, sexually transmitted and hospital-acquired infections are leading causes of disease and death in the developing world; their management is compromised by the appearance and spread of resistance. Actions taken now can slow the spread of resistance without impairing access to antibiotics when they are appropriate. These, as well as extending access where it is currently inadequate, are the ultimate aims of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP).

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