New measure shows antibiotics prescribed for children in hospitals around the world

A new measure has identified for the first time whether the most suitable antibiotics are being used to treat newborns and children in hospital on a national basis.  

The measure will be a crucial tool in combating antimicrobial resistance worldwide, allowing countries to benchmark themselves both internally and internationally and highlighting where improvements can be made.  


Drug market blamed for problems treating sick children

Antibiotics used to treat a variety of common bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to access, mostly because the drugs are less profitable for manufacturers to produce and market, say experts.

23 May 2017