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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship practices help to reduce the spread of Antimicrobial Resistance AMR by applying greater oversight of appropriate antibiotic usage to enable more rational and judicious prescribing practices.

Pfizer invests in active stewardship to support education efforts for both healthcare professionals and the general public. This includes providing an independent grant program which helps hospital/healthcare systems and national governmental organizations around the world to establish and promote stewardship efforts, as well sponsoring one of the world’s largest AMR surveillance programs.

a.Working Together to Protect our Future from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)Discuss keepingvaccinations up to datewith your doctor1Wash your handsregularly1Only take antibiotics when neededand as directed by your doctor1Never take antibioticsprescribed for someone elseor prescribed to you for adifferent infection1When prescribed antibiotics,take all doses and finish thecourse of medication as directedby your doctor1 What you can do to helpActive stewardship:to ensure patientsreceive the correctantibiotic, according toindependent guidelines,only if needed and forthe right durationInnovativesurveillance tools: to help physiciansbetter understandcurrent resistancepatternsGlobal policyleadership:to facilitateantibiotic development,proper use, andaccess to medicinesand vaccinesDiverse portfolio: medicines andvaccines to helptreat and preventserious infectionsaround the worldManufacturing: applying responsiblemanufacturingpractices thatminimize impact tohuman health andthe environmentPfizer is working closely with the infectious disease community to address AMR, through:2 How Pfizer is helping address AMR:The World Health Organization (WHO) has described AMR as one of the biggest threats to global public healthtoday.1Pfizer is committed to tackling the rise of AMR and protecting public health, but we cannot do it alone.Working Together to Protect our Futurefrom Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

  1. World Health Organization. Antibiotic Resistance. February 2018. Available at: Last accessed September 2018.
  2. Pfizer Annual Review 2017. Anti-Infectives. Available at: Last accessed September 2018.