About this Research Topic
Antimicrobial Stewardship refers to a coordinated and systematic effort to address antibiotic overuse in the health setting to educate and create awareness on controlled dispense of antibiotics. These programs specifically focused on health care professionals such as doctors, pharmacists and nurse practitioners, have been implemented across many countries to stem the AMR at its roots. In addition, it is equally important to raise awareness among the general population through education and mass communication both in the human and animal health sector reaching out to farmers as well as environmental regulators and practitioners. Efforts have also been put in place to specifically educate the younger generations from school levels to higher education, establishing AMR-centric learning programs and activities.
One of the key objectives of the ‘Global Action Plan’ released by the WHO in 2015 is to improve the awareness and understanding of AMR through effective communication, education and training. This research topic launched on the International Day of Education aims to shed light on the above objective. We welcome Original Research, Review, Mini Review, Case Report and Opinions focusing on the innovative tools and approaches that can be implemented to educate people and create awareness on AMR.
Keywords: Antimicrobial Resistance, AMR, Education, AMR Awareness, Antimicrobial stewardship
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