ReAct COMMENTS ON US PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN ON AMR
27 April 2011
The Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, by the US Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance, has mapped a strong coordinated effort for addressing the problem of drug resistance, including various federal agencies, interstate networks, and stakeholders across human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, basic and applied sciences, among others. ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance welcomes the opportunity to provide public comment and feedback on this important effort.
For the Public Health Action Plan, it is important that it reflect in its entirety the shared global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In an era of globalization, the spread of drug-resistant pathogens occurs transnationally. If global access to appropriate treatments and strategies fails to be realized, then the efforts of the U.S. and other countries to combat the inherently global problem of AMR will be limited in effectiveness and worldwide health inequities would increase.
Download the full comment from ReAct (pdf 172 kb)
Download the revised Public Health Action Plan (pdf 543 kb)
Read more about the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance on CDC.gov
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