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Health Policy and the Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in LMICs

Cross Journal Series

Health Policy and the Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in LMICs

Introduction

In low and middle income countries diagnostic, financial and infrastructural constraints mean the risk of emerging antimicrobial resistance is high. This can lead to excessive or inappropriate use of anti-infectives, and so the implementation of appropriate policies to regulate their use and curb the emergence of resistant microbial threats is consequently more important now than ever.  As recognised in the Goal 3 of the WHO's Sustainable Development Goals, concerted effort is required to tackle this threat, and  to highlight the challenges and developments within antimicrobial drug policies in low and middle income countries.

Aims and Scope

We are proud to present a cross-journal series to highlight the challenges and developments made within antimicrobial drug policies in low and middle income countries. We invite both reviews and original research in this collection which brings together in one place articles on this topic.

Manuscripts should be formatted according to individual journal guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. Please indicate clearly in the cover letter that the manuscript is to be considered for the collection Health Policy and the Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in LMICs. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by the respective journal, and accepted articles will be published online on a continuous basis.

The following journals are accepting submissions to the collection:
Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Global Health Research and Policy
Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Gut Pathogens
Microbiome

Submission

The series is currently open for submissions until 30th June 2020. Authors can submit their manuscripts through each journal's respective Editorial Manager site which can be found on the journal home-page by following the 'Submit Manuscript' button.

Article-processing charges

These are set by each journal, so please check each journal's pricing under their respective 'Submission Guidelines'.

  1. Dispensary and use of antibiotics without prescriptions from qualified providers is a common practice in countries with poor pharmaceutical regulations and where due focus is not given to rational use. This pr...

    Authors: Eyosait Mekonnen Koji, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle and Tinsae Alemayehu Tekle

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:119

    Content type: Research

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  2. Antibiotic resistance is by far one of the most important health threats of our time. Only a global concerted effort of several disciplines based on the One-Health concept will help in slowing down this proces...

    Authors: Esther-Maria Antão, Szilvia Vincze, Regina Hanke, Lukas Klimmek, Katarzyna Suchecka, Antina Lübke-Becker and Lothar H. Wieler

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2018 10:52

    Content type: Review

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  3. Poverty increases the risk of contracting infectious diseases and therefore exposure to antibiotics. Yet there is lacking evidence on the relationship between income and non-income dimensions of poverty and an...

    Authors: Vivian Alividza, Victor Mariano, Raheelah Ahmad, Esmita Charani, Timothy M. Rawson, Alison H. Holmes and Enrique Castro-Sánchez

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:76

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Bacterial diarrhea is one of the most common causes for medical consultations, mortality and morbidity in the world. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) and non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) are major intestinal pa...

    Authors: Shun-Xian Zhang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Rita Tinoco-Torres, Emmanuel Serrano, Shi-Zhu Li, Shao-Hong Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Shang Xia, Yan Lu, Shan Lv, Xue-Jiao Teng, Wen Xu, Wen-Peng Gu…

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:53

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Babies are increasingly being exposed to antibiotics intrapartum in the bid to reduce neonatal and maternal deaths. Intrapartum antibiotic exposure, including even those considered safe in pregnancy, have been...

    Authors: Kwesi Boadu Mensah, Kwame Opoku-Agyeman and Charles Ansah

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:24

    Content type: Research

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