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Title: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Asia Pacific region: A meeting report
Authors: Esabelle Lo Yan Yam
Li Yang Hsu
Eric Peng Huat Yap
Tsin Wen Yeo
Vernon Lee
Joergen Schlundt
May O. Lwin
Direk Limmathurotsakul
Mark Jit
Peter Dedon
Paul Turner
Annelies Wilder-Smith
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Public Health England
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Ministry of Health, Government of Singapore
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National University of Singapore
Universität Heidelberg
Mahidol University
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Nanyang Technological University
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Angkor Hospital for Children
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2019
Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. Vol.8, No.1 (2019)
Abstract: © 2019 The Author(s). The Asia Pacific region, home to two-thirds of the world's population and ten of the least developed countries, is considered a regional hot-spot for the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Despite this, there is a dearth of high-quality regional data on the extent of AMR. Recognising the urgency to close this gap, Singapore organised a meeting to discuss the problems in the region and frame a call for action. Representatives from across the region and beyond attended the meeting on the "Antimicrobial Resistance in the Asia Pacific & its impact on Singapore" held in November 2018. This meeting report is a summary of the discussions on the challenges and progress in surveillance, drivers and levers of AMR emergence, and the promising innovations and technologies that could be used to combat the increasing threat of AMR in the region. Enhanced surveillance and research to provide improved evidence-based strategies and policies are needed. The major themes that emerged for an action plan are working towards a tailored solution for the region by harnessing the One Health approach, enhancing inter-country collaborations, and collaboratively leverage upon new emerging technologies. A regionally coordinated effort that is target-driven, sustainable and builds on a framework facilitating communication and governance will strengthen the fight against AMR in the Asia Pacific region.
ISSN: 20472994
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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