In the first part of Antibiotic Resistance: the Silent Tsunami, you were introduced and acquainted to the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) and the online resources ResistanceMap and Nesta. Here, we would like you to further reflect upon surveillance of antibiotic resistance.
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Reflection and analysis
Please reflect upon why national and global surveillance of antibiotic resistance is important.
- What practical implications do you think surveillance data could have?
- For what purposes could surveillance data be used? By whom?
- Can access to updated surveillance data on antibiotic resistance be of any help for treatment of individual patients seeking health-care? Why/why not?
Find out more
The focus area “Measure” of the ReAct toolbox
ReAct article “Generating data for policy and practice”
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More from "Part 1"
- Welcome to the course
- Meet the course team
- The discovery of antibiotics
- The burden of antibiotic resistance
- Warm-up exercise
- Has Fleming’s warning been ignored?
- Experiences from the field
- Antibiotic resistance in the media
- Test your understanding I
- Reflection and analysis: the importance of surveillance
- End of part 1