Mapping factors that drive drug resistance (with a focus on resource-limited settings) : a first step towards better informed policy

BEITH, Alexandra

Publication Date 

July 2008
71 p

This paper characterises the drug resistance problem in developing countries. It presents an overview of the magnitude of resistance to drugs among organisms responsible for high burden diseases and then analyses key drivers of drug resistance by classifying them into three major categories to draw out commonalities in drivers across diseases. The paper also highlights gaps in knowledge about resistance, and priority areas for further research and potential policy dialogue

Series:Drug Resistance Working Group Background Paper 

Regional Focus 


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