The State of the World’s Antibiotics 2015

  • Helen Gelbrand
  • Molly Miller-Petrie
  • Suraj Pant
  • Sumanth Gandra
  • Jordan Levinson
  • Devra Barter
  • Andrea White
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan
  • N K Ganguly GARP-India Working Group
  • Samuel Kariuki GARP-Kenya Working Group
  • Linus Ndegwa GARP-Kenya Working Group
  • Eveline Wesangula GARP-Kenya Working Group
  • Betuel Sigaúque GARP-Mozambique Working Group
  • Esperança Sevene GARP-Mozambique Working Group
  • Buddha Basnynat GARP-Nepal Working Group
  • Paras Pokharel GARP-Nepal Working Group
  • Sameer Mani Dixit GARP-Nepal Working Group
  • Santoshi Giri GARP-Nepal Working Group
  • Adriano Duse GARP-South Africa Working Group
  • Olga Perovic GARP-South Africa Working Group
  • Kim Faure GARP-South Africa Working Group
  • Said Aboud GARP-Tanzania Working Group
  • Robinson Mdegela GARP-Tanzania Working Group
  • Khadija Msami GARP-Tanzania Working Group
  • Denis K Byarugaba GARP-Uganda Working Group
  • Donna A Kusemererwa GARP-Uganda Working Group
  • James Lakony GARP-Uganda Working Group
  • Nguyen Van Kinh
  • Heiman Wertheim GARP-Vietnam Working Group
  • Do Thuy Nga GARP-Vietnam Working Group
Keywords: state, world's antibiotics

Abstract

Since their introduction into medicine in the 1940s, antibiotics have been central to modern healthcare. Their role has expanded from treating serious infections to preventing infections in surgical patients, protecting cancer patients and people with compromised immune systems, and promoting growth and preventing disease in livestock and other food animals.
Section
General Review