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Antibiotic Resistance: Strategy and Tactics of Struggle

Microbial resistance to antibiotics is considered to be a threat to national security. National plan to counteract this threat is being developed. The Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation has defined the key focus of efforts.

To offset the danger associated with antibiotic resistance efforts should be made to raise public awareness about the problem. Besides, epidemiologic surveillance of resistant microorganisms should be established, and methods of detection need to be developed, as precise diagnosis helps avoid incorrect prescription of drugs, including antibiotics. Besides, new drugs are required. All the above is absolutely impossible without funding, that is why financial basis is required to ensure continued research in this area. Besides, consistent control of antibiotic use is required. All these efforts meet the WHO guidelines.

Activities are ongoing regarding all the above-mentioned aspects. Professionals from various institutions are engaged in the project, which is coordinated by the Russian MoH.

National plan of struggle against antibiotic resistance has to be finalized and approved this year.

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