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Regional Program on Antimicrobial Resistance: Combatting Resistance to Antibiotics in the Americas


Mission: Collaborate with PAHO Member States to conduct surveillance on antimicrobial resistance and contribute to its containment in both the hospital environment (hospital/nosocomial infections) and in the community.

Areas of Work

  • Promote and maintain the Regional Network on the Surveillance and Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance (reports of annual meetings published on main AMR website; link below).
  • Promote programs to foster the safe and rational use of antibiotics and to contain resistance to them in accordance with the WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance.

Main AMR Website   |   Associated Sites:

WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
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Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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