Laboratory Surveillance, Quality Management, and Its Role in Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa : A Narrative Review

AMR is a major public health concern that calls for extensive work and a multidisciplinary team approach. The high prevalence of infectious diseases in African nations leads to widespread antibiotic usage and eventual antimicrobial resistance, which has significant negative effects on people's health, the economy, and society. Additionally, inadequate or nonexistent antimicrobial drug regulations, inappropriate prescription practices, and restrictions on public health prevention initiatives such as immunization, water and sanitation, and sexual health may all contribute to the emergence of AMR. Despite the need for laboratory quality assurance, many African laboratories confront substantial difficulties in implementing efficient quality assurance programs. AMR surveillance in Africa is hampered by a lack of laboratory capacity, insufficient data collection and analysis, and poor stakeholder collaboration. Several initiatives and programs, including the World Health Organization's Global Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Surveillance System (GLASS), the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (AMRSNET), and the Fleming Fund, a UK government initiative aimed at tackling AMR in low- and middle-income countries, have been established to strengthen AMR surveillance in Africa and globally.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2023

Publication:

2023

Contained In:

To Main Record - volume:12

Contained In:

Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland) - 12(2023), 8 vom: 14. Aug.

Language:

English

Contributors:

Musa, Khalid [Author]
Okoliegbe, Ijeoma [Author]
Abdalaziz, Tassabeeh [Author]
Aboushady, Ahmed Taha [Author]
Stelling, John [Author]
Gould, Ian M [Author]

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Keywords:

AMR
AMR surveillance
Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa
Journal Article
Quality management
Review

Notes:

Date Revised 28.08.2023

published: Electronic

Citation Status PubMed-not-MEDLINE

doi:

10.3390/antibiotics12081313

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PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM361259158