Publications on minimising antimicrobial resistance and managing antimicrobial-resistant infections.
ESR surveillance information
The Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) has an extensive surveillance programme on antimicrobial resistance.
The use and overuse of antibiotics is a key factor in the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Further information on antibiotic consumption in New Zealand see the Antibiotic Consumption Report on the Public Health Surveillance website.
The antibiotic reference laboratory at ESR is responsible for national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens. Surveillance reports from this laboratory are available on the Public Health Surveillance website.