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Vietnam Assesses Antimicrobial Resistance

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on May 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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 Vietnam Assesses Antimicrobial Resistance

VINARES, an initiative to strengthen antimicrobial stewardship in Vietnam, may help and instruct other countries struggling to assess the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial resistance is increasingly recognised as a serious contemporary global health threat (with numerous calls for action from the international community), but while interventions to control antimicrobial resistance are available, implementation is developing countries (where the threat is greatest) is challenging.

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The authors describe the challenges faced in Viet Nam and how they launched and have measured the impact of VINARES, which is intended to galvanize political and medical leadership including national and local stakeholders and to provide "the impetus and infrastructure for self-sufficient infection surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship in Vietnam for the long-term."



Source: Eurekalert
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