GSL's Susan Rogers Van Katwyk publishes systematic review protocol on interventions to reduce human AMR use

December 13, 2017
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GSL Research Coordinator Susan Rogers Van Katwyk published a first thesis paper in Systematic Reviews, titled "Government policy interventions to reduce human antimicrobial use: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis." The evidence synthesis aims to provide policymakers, public health practitioners, and researchers with necessary information to address human use of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in future government policies. Van Katwyk explains that "reducing antimicrobial use among humans is important given the relationship between hospital and community infection... using government policy to promote public health is generally well-worth considering when challenges require widespread and uniform compliance with a defined set of minimum standards." To this end, a systematic review and meta-analysis on the existing government interventions in AMR use is necessary to inform future policies on the matter to better protect humans from AMR-resistant diseases. Read the protocol here.