A new paper in Science on antimicrobial resistance in low and middle countries

Published on September 20, 2019, by Marius Gilbert

The paper aimed to produce a first global overview of antimicrobial resistance in low and middle-income countries, based on the compilation of thousands of point-prevalence surveys. The paper, published in Science describes temporal trends in the levels of resistance in farm animals, and provides a first global map of where antimicrobial resistance is the highest.

The paper is lead by Thomas Van Boeckel, a former member of the lab, who now leads the Health Geography and Policy Group at ETH Zurich, and was carried out in collaboration with researchers from Princeton university and CDDEP.

The publication of the paper is also an opportunity to launch the platform https://resistancebank.org for the collection and sharing of data on antimicrobial resistance that are produced worldwide.

Van Boeckel TP, J Pires, R Silvester, J Song, M Gilbert, S Bonhoeffer & R Laxminarayan (2019) Global Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Science, 65(6459), eaaw1944.