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HHS Issues Progress Update on National Action Plan on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued an update on progress under the National Action Plan on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. 

HHS Issues Progress Update on National Action Plan on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

 

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued an update on progress under the National Action Plan on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.  HHS notes that progress has been steady since 2015 under the National Action Plan, including movement on each of the five key parts of the plan:

  • slowing the emergence of resistant bacteria and preventing the spread of resistant infections;
  • strengthening national surveillance efforts to combat resistance;
  • advancing development and use of rapid and innovative diagnostic tests for identification of resistant bacteria;
  • accelerating research and development for new antibiotics, other therapeutics, and preventive strategies, including vaccines;
  • improving international collaboration and capacities for antibiotic-resistance prevention, surveillance, control and antibiotic research and development.

To read the AHRQ progress update on the National Action Plan on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, use the link below.

https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2017/11/13/plan-drives-progress-against-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria.html

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