Improving Use of Medicines

Appropriate use of medicines is a major building block of all health systems and can be used as a tracer of service delivery. During the last six years, the Improving use of medicines team has made major contributions in relation to measuring, understanding, and improving antimicrobial adherence.

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Few new types of antibiotics have been developed in the past 50 years. Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images

The thematic area also addresses the global threat of antibiotic resistance by conducting research, training, and policy dialogues aiming at improved use of antibiotics by consumers and providers, both at a global and local level. In addition, the area will also further develop research on antibiotics and the environment, especially in water sources.

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