The need for a global response to antimicrobial resistance
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The need for a global response to antimicrobial resistance

Sue Campbell Freelance writer and volunteer community health adviser, Kampala, Uganda

Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health threat that no country is exempt from. The problem is complex and is influenced by many interconnected factors such as poverty, self-medication and misdiagnosis (World Health Organization 2001). A global response is essential and urgent.

Nursing Standard. 21, 44,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.07.21.44.35.c4579

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masc@utlonline.co.ug

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