Elsevier, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 17, 1 February 2017
A global call from five countries to collaborate in antibiotic stewardship: united we succeed, divided we might fail
In February, 2016, WHO released a report for the development of national action plans to address the threat of antibiotic resistance, the catastrophic consequences of inaction, and the need for antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotic stewardship combined with infection prevention comprises a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to optimise use of antibiotics. Efforts to mitigate overuse will be unsustainable without learning and coordinating activities globally.