Review of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant
Improved sanitations systems, better hygiene, vaccines, and the use of antibiotics and other medications, have reduced the number of deaths caused by bacterial infections. Unfortunately, as our practices to reduce bacterial infections improve, the bacteria’s defenses improve just as quickly. Bacteria can develop resistance to the antibiotics that are used to kill them. To help combat antibiotic-resistance, a national plan has been put in place. This paper reviews the updates that have been made in the 2020-2025 plan as well as the components of the plan that are still being used.