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.  


Global review finds consumption of children’s antibiotics varies widely from country to country

Researchers carrying out the first global review of the sales of antibiotics for children found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics.

Researchers looked at the sales of antibiotics formulated for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries.


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


High levels of hospital acquired infection on children’s intensive care wards, study shows

A new study demonstrates ‘unacceptably high’ rates of hospital-acquired infections among children in the UK and Europe.

13 January 2017