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. 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 << Screen Blood to Avoid Infections, Delhi High Court Sheila Dikshit Promotes Awareness of TB >> Recommended Reading Antimicrobial Resistance in Clinics, Hospitals and at Home Antibiotic resistance and the rise of illnesses that cannot be treated easily because of drug resistance is a health concern around the world. READ MORE Ophthalmic Antibiotics Linked to Antimicrobial Resistance Administration of antibiotics after intraocular injection appears to be associated with antimicrobial resistance, finds report. READ MORE IHR and Antimicrobial Resistance Stephan Harbarth from the University of Geneva argue for the need of International Health Regulations (IHR) to the global health treat of antimicrobial resistance. READ MORE E.Coli Antimicrobial Resistance Increased by Five Times for Commonly Used UTI Drug Antimicrobial resistance to one of the most commonly prescribed drug, ciprofloxacin, for urinary tract infections has increased by more than five times in the last decade READ MORE Food Preservatives - How Safe Are They? Food preservatives are basically antimicrobials or anti-oxidants that help preserve food by destroying the microbes and stopping decomposition of food products. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Vent Forte (Theophylline) Find a Doctor Drug - Food Interactions More News on: Food Preservatives - How Safe Are They?