National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB)

This solution addresses illness and death related to infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the US for 'the whole-of-society'

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Problem Description

This solution was created "to prevent, detect, and control illness and death related to infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, mitigate the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, and ensure the continued availability of therapeutics for the treatment of bacterial infections, through domestic and international wholeof-government and whole-of-society approaches"

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Story

In December 2013, President Obama of the US called for an assessment of the current and growing threat of antibiotic resistance and the development of a multi-sectoral plan to combat resistant bacteria. On March 27, 2015 the Administration released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

This national effort is already showing successes in preventing the spread of infections, strengthening one health surveillance efforts, developing regulatory pathways to facilitate innovative diagnostics, and accelerate basic and applied research and development for new antibiotics, other therapeutics, and vaccines. The development of this successful approach required leadership from the White House and wide working level engagement including health, agriculture, policy, economic, defense, foreign relations, and budget experts.

Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This solution covers the following goals:

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Social Progress Index

  • Water and Sanitation - Can people drink water and keep themselves clean without getting sick?
  • Access to Information and Communications - Can people freely access ideas and information from anywhere in the world?
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    Solution Stage

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    STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
    Developing and testing3
    Mix of design and implementation skills
    • Rapid prototyping
    • Service, product and process design
    • Co-design
    • User-design
    • Light-touch evaluation
    • Cost-benefit modelling
    • Randomised control trials
    • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
    • Visible senior leadership essential
    HIGH
    • Grants, convertible grants/loans
    MEDIUM
    A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
    Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

    Key Details

    Social Progress Index
    Water and SanitationAccess to Information and Communications
    Sustainable Development Goals
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    Activity