Periods of armed conflict and population displacement represent incredibly complex and poorly-understood drivers of antimicrobial resistance. Factors contributing to this complexity include the devastation of infrastructure, disruption of healthcare services, proliferation of unsanitary conditions, high rates of injuryincreased need for invasive surgery, diversion of resources to military requirements, constrained access to diagnostics and treatment, insufficient human resources, breakdowns in social order and heavy metal contamination. Given that armed conflicts and population displacements occur primarily in Low and Middle-Income Countries, such additional drivers of AMR escalation only serve to exacerbate the ‘tremendous challenges with regards to AMR surveillance and control' which pre-exist in these settings.
On this page, you will find links to resources regarding the impact of conflict and population displacement on AMR. This includes links to working groups, guidelines, and videos, as well as links to external resources.
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 Armed conflicts and antimicrobial resistance: A deadly convergence

Making matters worse: antimicrobial resistance in conflict settings

The contribution of human conflict to the development of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance and Human Mobility

Refugees and antimicrobial resistance: A systematic review

The need to increase antimicrobial resistance surveillance among forcibly displaced persons (FDPs)

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