The conditions present in humanitarian emergency settings can lead to an increase in antimicrobial resistant infections.
Key Evidence: A meta-analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in migrant populations in Europe found that 25% of migrants carried or were infected with antibiotic resistant organisms. When considering all migrant types, refugees and asylum seekers had a higher rate (33%) of carrying or being infected with AMR organisms than other migrant groups (7%).
Nellums, L.B., Thomson, H., Castro-Sanchez, E. et al. 2018. Antimicrobial resistance among migrants in Europe: systematic review and meta-analysis.. Lancet Infectious Disease. 18(7).View Publication >