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Update on the Implementation of the Recommendations Made by TATFAR During the First YearAfter the Endorsement of its Report

26 Feb 2013

Since the endorsement of the report, the TATFAR Members have been working on the implementation of the recommendations and monitoring their progress through biannual audio conferences. Two audio conferences have taken place: the first one on 06 June 2012 and the second one on 11 December 2012.

During these audio conferences, the TATFAR Members made updates on all the recommendations included in the report. Comprehensive information about the progress of this work can be found in their meeting report. After assessing the value of the transatlantic collaboration established through TATFAR, the group proposed to extend its working time for two more years and to hold a face-to-face meeting in 2013. Nonetheless, additional recommendations or actions different than the ones already in the report will not be taken into consideration.

The TATFAR report was published on September 2011 and included a set of 17 recommendations focused on three key areas for cooperation in the global fight to keep antimicrobials effective: appropriate therapeutic use of antimicrobial drugs in the medical and veterinary communities, prevention of both healthcare- and community-associated drug-resistant infections, and strategies for improving the pipeline of new antimicrobial drugs.

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