Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

ISSN: 2472-1212

Open Access

Jahit Sacarlal

South Africa

  • Research Article
    Antibacterial Resistance Patterns of WHO List of Essential Antibiotics Adopted by Mozambique
    Author(s): Filipe António Mahaluça, Sabiha Essack and Jahit SacarlalFilipe António Mahaluça, Sabiha Essack and Jahit Sacarlal

    Background: Combating antibiotic resistance is a high priority for the World Health Organization (WHO). In order to optimize the use of antimicrobials and ensure sustainable investment in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, the WHO has updated the 19th List of Essential Medicines (EML) with new recommendations on antibiotic use by 2017. Since the launch of the first Model of the WHO EML in 1977, many countries adopted the concept of essential medicines and developed their own lists. Mozambique published its first edition in May 2017. To our knowledge, this study is the first to analyzing the antibacterial resistance pattern of the National List of Essential Medicines (EMNL) against bacteria isolated from patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Central Hospital of Maputo (HCM) in 2017. Methods: This was a cross-sectiona.. Read More»

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