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Title: Thailand Antimicrobial Resistance Containment and Prevention Program
Authors: Visanu Thamlikitkul
Pinyo Rattanaumpawan
Adhiratha Boonyasiri
Varaporn Pumsuwan
Tepnimitr Judaeng
Surapee Tiengrim
Wantana Paveenkittiporn
Suvichai Rojanasthien
Sasi Jaroenpoj
Saisiri Issaracharnvanich
Mahidol University
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Chiang Mai University
Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Independent Health Communication Consultant
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2015
Citation: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance. Vol.3, No.4 (2015), 290-294
Abstract: © 2015 International Society for Chemotherapy of Infection and Cancer. The Thailand Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Containment and Prevention Program was founded to develop, co-ordinate and implement AMR Containment and Prevention (AMRCP) operational actions in Thailand following the 'One Health' approach. This article summarises the ten AMRCP operational actions initiated during the initial phase of the programme from 2012 to 2016: estimating the national AMR burden; establishing the dynamics of AMR chains to understand how AMR in Thailand develops and spreads; developing a national AMRCP infrastructure; developing laboratory and information technology systems for surveillance of AMR, antibiotic use and hospital-acquired infections; regulating the use and distribution of antibiotics in humans and food animals; generating local evidence for promoting responsible use of antibiotics and efficient practices for infection prevention and control; designing AMRCP campaigns; creating an AMRCP package; implementing the AMRCP package in selected pilot communities; and conducting research and development on diagnostics, therapy and prevention of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections. The programme's core campaign is to stop producing AMR by promoting responsible use of antibiotics, and to stop the acquisition and transmission of AMR by promoting good sanitation and hygiene as well as compliance with infection control and prevention practices.
ISSN: 22137173
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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