Antibiotic resistance is poorly documented in developing countries, even though they bear a high burden of infectious disease. What can they do to tackle the problem? And how can new drug development best be encouraged?
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The website has useful information about resistance, particularly about antibiotic use in animals. It has educational material for parents on how to deal with children’s infections, including which infections need antibiotics and which don’t. It also looks at the overuse of antibacterial cleaning products (for example, hand soaps) and acne medication, which may not be used in the poorest developing countries but are likely to be used in richer ones.
The website has links to several key United States initiatives to better understand how antibiotics resistance develops, educational projects for healthcare workers and consumers, and guidelines on when to use antibiotics.