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“Let’s Keep Antibiotics Effective!” TATFAR Kicks Off Luxembourg Meeting

Today nearly 80 international experts in antimicrobial resistance convened in Luxembourg for a TATFAR meeting.

Posted On: October 26, 2015


TATFAR Ends Current Implementation Phase and Provides Updates

TATFAR members and implementers have provided updates to Recommendations 1-18.  These updates describe advancements since the 2014 TATFAR Progress Report [PDF - 86 pages] .

Posted On: October 13, 2015


TATFAR Plans for Third Implementation Phase, Reviews Recent Successes

Since 2009, TATFAR has demonstrated effective multi-government collaboration by forging relationships to provide technical guidance on preventing drug-resistant infections, appropriate antibiotic use in humans and animals, and strategies to improve drug development. The group is currently planning implementation activities for its next phase in order to maximize synergy with other initiatives.

Posted On: September 16, 2015


Recommendation 1: Develop common structure and process indicators for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs

The first TATFAR recommendation refers to appropriate use of antimicrobials in human medicine through hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) and, specifically, to develop common structure and process indicators for ASPs. These indicators should characterize programs and allow for comparisons among healthcare systems in the EU and the US.

Posted On: July 12, 2015