Global Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

When Theory Becomes Reality

David A. Lewis


Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2014;27(1):62-67. 

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Containment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Resistance

The WHO has recommended a public health containment and surveillance approach to contain AMR.[45] In respect of antimicrobial agents, key areas for attention include the regulatory framework, drug procurement, drug quality and management of the drug supply.[21] Equally important to the containment of AMR is a reduction in gonorrhoea burden, better diagnostics, improvement in prescribers' behaviour, more rational consumer expectations and increased consumer adherence.[21] The WHO recently published a global action plan, which included a number of public health recommendations to contain the emergence and spread of ESC-resistant gonococci.[46] A number of national and regional response plans have also been published.[47–49]