Canadian company partners with WHO to provide guidance on antimicrobial assistance – GLOBAL

December 8, 2022

A Canadian health technology company that helps doctors make informed decisions about treatment of infectious diseases has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide new guidance for prescribing antibiotics — an initiative aimed at addressing the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance.

The WHO’s new guidance — the first of its kind from the UN agency — provides clinicians with evidence-based guidance on how to best use antibiotics, including the choice of which antibiotic to use in different scenarios, how to dose it and for how long.

The guidance, based on recommendations from an expert committee that has been working on this initiative since 2017, will be available as a book and a mobile app.

Firstline, a company based in Vancouver, B.C., will provide the WHO’s “AWaRe antibiotic book” through a web and mobile app that will be openly accessible around the world, free of charge.

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