Initial Assessments of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria [open pdf - 2MB]
"Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have declared antibiotic resistance to be one of the most serious problems facing our national and global health systems today. While primarily a health problem - for humans and animals - it has also been identified as a fundamental aspect of global health security. In consultation with the Secretaries of Defense and Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary's establishment of the President's Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) is one of several recent U.S. Government (USG) actions to respond to the threat. As stipulated in Executive Order 13676 and their Charter, the PACCARB advises the HHS Secretary on the programs and policies intended to support the implementation and evaluation of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB); all written reports created by the PACCARB will then be provided to the President by the HHS Secretary. Following the PACCARB's inaugural public meeting on September 29, 2015, five PACCARB working groups (WGs), each aligned with one of the goals of the NAP, have made initial assessments of the USG's progress toward the goals of the NAP. This process was informed by their review of the First 180-Days Report (Progress Report), which summarizes the USG progress in achieving the milestones for the goals set by the NAP, in addition to a series of in-depth discussions with subject matter experts from federal departments and agencies about their strategies, activities, achievements, plans, and challenges."
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