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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. Antibiotic resistance (ABX-R) is alarming in lower/middle-income countries (LMICs). Nonadherence to antibiotic guidelines and inappropriate prescribing are significant contributing factors to ABX-R. This study...

    Authors: Kashif Hussain, Muhammad Faisal Khan, Gul Ambreen, Syed Shamim Raza, Seema Irfan, Kiren Habib and Hasnain Zafar

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:69

    Content type: Research

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  2. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is of growing concern globally and AMR status in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is undefined due to a lack of real-time data recording, surveillance and regulation. World Health Organi...

    Authors: Linzy Elton, Margaret J. Thomason, John Tembo, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan, Srinivas Reddy Pallerla, Liã Bárbara Arruda, Francesco Vairo, Chiara Montaldo, Francine Ntoumi, Muzamil M. Abdel Hamid, Najmul Haider, Richard Kock, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla and Timothy D. McHugh

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:145

    Content type: Research

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  3. Sub-Saharan African countries are transitioning to dolutegravir-based regimens, even for patients with extensive previous drug exposure, including first-generation integrase strand-transfer inhibitors (INSTI) ...

    Authors: Joseph Fokam, Desire Takou, Ezechiel Ngoufack Jagni Semengue, Georges Teto, Grace Beloumou, Beatrice Dambaya, Maria-Mercedes Santoro, Leonella Mossiang, Serge Clotaire Billong, Fatim Cham, Samuel Martin Sosso, Edith Saounde Temgoua, Aubin Joseph Nanfack, Sylvie Moudourou, Nelly Kamgaing, Rachel Kamgaing…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:143

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection (STI) next to Chlamydia. Untreated cases could results in major complications like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregna...

    Authors: Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel and Tamrat Abebe

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:138

    Content type: Review

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  5. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacteria have become a serious threat to global health. Their rapid spread is associated with high mortality due to ineffective antibiotic treatm...

    Authors: Tafese B. Tufa, Andre Fuchs, Takele B. Tufa, Loraine Stötter, Achim J. Kaasch, Torsten Feldt, Dieter Häussinger and Colin R. Mackenzie

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:128

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:140

  6. Resistant strains of bacteria are rapidly emerging with increasing inappropriate use of antibiotics rendering them less efficacious. Self-purchasing of antibiotics particularly for viral infections is a key dr...

    Authors: Zikria Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Brian Godman, Munazzah Fatima, Zeenia Ahmad, Areeba Sajid, Inaam Ur Rehman, Muhammad Umer Nadeem, Zaida Javaid, Madeeha Malik and Azhar Hussain

    Citation: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2020 13:26

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study was aimed to explore the secular trends of antibiotic utilisation in China’s hospitals over an 8-year period.

    Authors: Haishaerjiang Wushouer, Yue Zhou, Xi Zhang, Mengyuan Fu, Daiming Fan, Luwen Shi and Xiaodong Guan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:53

    Content type: Research

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  8. The overuse of antimicrobials in food animals and the subsequent contamination of the environment have been associated with development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. This review presents information ...

    Authors: Zuhura I. Kimera, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu, Leonard E. G. Mboera and Mecky I. N. Matee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:37

    Content type: Review

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  9. The accurate assessment of antimicrobial use (AMU) requires relating quantities of active ingredients (AAIs) with population denominators. These data can be used to prioritize potential sources of selective pr...

    Authors: Juan J. Carrique-Mas, Marc Choisy, Nguyen Van Cuong, Guy Thwaites and Stephen Baker

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:16

    Content type: Short report

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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