Core Elements of Human Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Resource-Limited Settings

National and Hospital Levels

This Core Elements is a guide for antibiotic stewardship program implementation in resource-limited settings that have fragile health systems and lack robust, regulatory frameworks.

It builds off the Core Elements resources originally created for U.S. healthcare settings to outline structures and functions associated with effective programs.

The guide contains practical, high-impact strategies based on both expert opinion as well as experiences in implementing antibiotic stewardship programs at the national and facility-levels to improve antibiotic use and fight antibiotic resistance. The guide provides a range of activities that a government or individual facility can implement based on the resources available.

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CDC Core Elements to Help Resource-limited Settings Improve Antibiotic Use