oa South African Medical Journal - Practical solutions to the antibiotic resistance crisis : guest editorial

Volume 105, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Since 2012, when a rallying cry was sounded in to take the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance (ABR) seriously, a growing movement of healthcare and animal care practitioners partnered with Government to develop a national strategy framework to preserve antimicrobials for future generations and enact programmes to bring about change in prescribing. While taking into account the diverse burden of infection in South Africa (SA) (HIV, fungal infections, malaria, tuberculosis, and bacteria other than ), our national framework aligns itself squarely with the World Health Organization-led Global Action Plan (GAP) for antimicrobial resistance in focusing on the greatest threat - ABR in bacterial infections.

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