Antimicrobial resistance

Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) monitors changes in microbial populations, permits the early detection of resistant strains of public health importance, and facilitates the prompt notification and investigation of outbreaks. Surveillance findings are important to inform decisions on clinical therapy, guide policy recommendations, and assess the impact of resistance containment interventions.

The AMR dashboards are a series of interactive visualizations developed by the PAHO Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Special Program, using aggregate level passive surveillance data, from 19 Latin American countries. The data used in the synthesis of the dashboards are collected through the Latin American Network for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (Spanish acronym ReLAVRA), for selected priority pathogen-drug combinations.
The dashboards are aimed at improving and disseminating the knowledge around AMR in the region. They display regional and national trends for a number of selected pathogens and antibiotics, presented in an interactive and user-friendly fashion. By using outputs that allow for better interaction with the data, we seek to promote a better understanding and use of these historic data. The end goal is to increase the awareness around AMR in the region and provide baseline data to technical and non-technical users, and decision makers in the region and beyond.

Interactive data visualizations: