Problem DescriptionThis 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"
- Slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections
- Strengthen national One-Health surveillance efforts to combat resistance
- Advance development/use of rapid and innovative diagnostic tests for identification and characterization of resistant bacteria
- Accelerate basic and applied research and development for new antibiotics, other therapeutics, and vaccines
- Improve international collaboration
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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- NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR COMBATING ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA
The main action plan stemming from the US's executive movement towards better understanding antibiotic-resistant bacteria
- CDC'c Antibiotic Resistance Program Overview
The program spending directions for $160 million of government grants
- NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR COMBATING ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA
The precursor and overall strategy behind the later action plan (also attached in this resources section)
- Executive Order -- Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
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