Progress on Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Surveillance in Canada (2014-2019)

There have been important expansions within existing national surveillance programs (Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program and the Canadian Integrated Program for AMR Surveillance), with new data integration and reporting by the Canadian AMR Surveillance System. However, important gaps in the AMR/AMU surveillance “patchwork” in Canada must be addressed to make it a comprehensive, integrated, One Health…

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How are we doing? Progress on Integrated AMR and AMU Surveillance in Canada: 2014-2019

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognized global public health threat. Integrated, One Health based surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) must underpin efforts to protect human, animal, and crop health. In 2014, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) published a report assessing AMR/AMU surveillance in Canada along with recommendations to address gaps…