|Country Profile, Bolivia: Antimicrobial Resistance|
The purpose of this publication is to show the results of the SAIDI Initiative in the countries where interventions have taken place. To acomplish this, a country profile was produced showing an overview of the situation regarding resistance to antimicrobials, both before and after the Initiative, as well as information on the key actors involved. This profile is aimed at technical staff and decision-makers who, from different perspectives, deal with the use of antibiotics and resistance to them.
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General Objective: Providing assistance to participating countries in identifying the factors that contribute to the rise in antimicrobial resistance and capacity-building on how to develop interventions to contain the emergence and spread of resistance to antibiotics.
Central Focus: The appropriate use of antibiotics of guaranteed quality.
Strategic Objectives (SOs)
Why this initiative?
Since the 1980s, the production rate for antibiotics has been surpassed by the speed of the appearance of antimicrobial resistance, which threatens the availability of effective tools to confront emerging and reemerging infectious diseases—some with patterns of multiple resistance, implying a serious global public health risk.
Approaching this phenomenon from an integrated perspective, the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/LAC/SD)—with the collaboration of various international partners, created in 2004 the South American Infectious Disease Initiative (SAIDI), which has enabled the implemention of a multisectoral strategy in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru. PAHO's role, as one of the international partners, is to integrate this initiative.
We have selected the winners of PAHO’s short-term subsidy program "Strengthening research capacity in the area of health policy and systems”. The program aims to strengthen research capacity in health policy and systems in Latin American and the Caribbean, particularly in the areas of financing, governance and human resources. Find out who the winners are here.
Researchers from Colombia and Peru have been selected as winners of the 2013 PAHO-Ibero-American Cochrane Network Award under the theme "Prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases through healthy lifestyles."
This plan for short-term subsidies aims to strengthen research capacity in the area of health policy and systems. Application submission through 15 June 2013 . For more information click here.
Hamilton, Canada. 17 - 19 October, 2012. More information at ACHR Webpage.
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Policy on Research for Health (Abridged)
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