Journal article

Antimicrobial resistance in the Pacific Island countries and territories

Michael Loftus, Andrew Stewardson, Ravi Naidu, Ben Coghlan, Adam Jenney, Jonila Kepas, Evelyn Lavu, Alex Munamua, Trisha Peel, Vinita Sahai, Rosemary Tekoaua, Litia Tudravu, Julie Zinihite, Allen Cheng, Eric Rafai, Anton Peleg

BMJ Global Health | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical global health threat with a disproportionate impact on low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) due to their higher burden of infections, reduced laboratory surveillance infrastructure and fewer regulations governing antimicrobial use among humans or animals. While there have been increasing descriptions of AMR within many LMICs in WHO's Western Pacific and South East Asian regions, there remains a paucity of data from Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). The PICTs represent 22 predominantly middle-income countries and territories with a combined population of 12 million people and 20 official languages, spread over hundreds of ..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical ResearchCouncil

Funding Acknowledgements

ML, AS, TP and AYP are supported by an Australian National Health and Medical ResearchCouncil Postgraduate Scholarship (APP1169220), Early Career Fellowship (GNT1141398), Career Development Fellowship (APP1140350) and Practitioner Fellowship (APP1117940), respectively.