“Bridge the gap: survey to treat” consensus documents published

JPIAMR’s ARCH Network in collaboration with COMBACTE MAGNET’s EPI-Net network has published 4 White Papers in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC) to facilitate implementation of One Health antibiotic policy interventions driven by surveillance data on antimicrobial consumption (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The white papers mark the completion of an important deliverable for the ARCH project which was established to bridge the gap between surveillance data and antibiotic stewardship (AMS). These white papers provide consensus-based practical guidance to any stakeholder looking to establish or implement AMS activities under heterogeneous economic settings that include low- and medium-income countries as well as in contexts with limited expertise in surveillance/AMS.

Guidance is provided as list of actions tailored for different settings: hospital, outpatient, long-term care facility; or veterinary and focusing on three main topics: 1) AMS leadership and accountability; 2) surveillance of AMU for AMS; 3) surveillance of AMR for AMS.

The full-length articles are available as open-access publications in JAC.

For practical purposes, the lists of actions elaborated in the white papers for each setting have also been published as easy-to-follow, downloadable checklists here.

We thank all our partners for the great collaboration and contribution towards the successful completion of the “Bridge the gap: survey to treat” white papers series