At MSF’s post-operative care hospital in Mosul (Iraq), infection and prevention control (IPC) measures are implemented. One of the pillars of IPC consists in cleaning, sterilizing and sanitizing.
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Lancet Microbe: Leaving no one behind: the need for a truly global response to antimicrobial resistance

Photograph by Mario Fawaz
At MSF’s post-operative care hospital in Mosul (Iraq), infection and prevention control (IPC) measures are implemented. One of the pillars of IPC consists in cleaning, sterilizing and sanitizing.
MSF bio lab at MSF’s Aden hospital controls and treats the anti-resistant infected cases. Aden-The Bio lab project was launched as part of the medical lab at MSF Aden hospital southern Yemen, on January 2017.
Photography by Ehab Zawati
MSF’s bio lab in Aden hospital in Yemen controls and treats antimicrobial-resistant infection cases.

In this Comment article published in the journal The Lancet Microbe for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 (18-24 November), MSF authors spotlight the lack of access to lifesaving antibiotics and insufficient funding and implementation of plans to respond to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The intersection of weak health-care systems with insufficient coverage and inadequate water and sanitation systems in LMICs combined with the impact of political instability, armed conflict, civil unrest, and population displacement has the potential to accelerate the course of AMR and the proliferation of antimicrobial-resistant infections.

During World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, MSF urges all actors to work on inclusive plans to address a truly global AMR response.

Click here to read the article in The Lancet Microbe