Call for global action to halt the superbug

Abdul Ghafur
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10099
Published online: 18 March 2013

Abdul Ghafur explains that we need to move beyond national boundaries to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Chennai Declaration, a roadmap devised by medical specialist groups from across India to tackle antimicrobial resistance, and published in December 2012, states the following:

  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Competing interests:

I am the Antimicobial Stewardship committee chairperson of the Clinical Infectious Disease Society (India).

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