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The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria provides a roadmap to guide the Nation in rising to this challenge . Developed in response to Executive Order 13676: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria—issued by President Barack Obama on September 18, 2014—the National Action Plan outlines steps for implementing the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and addressing the policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) . Although its primary purpose is to guide activities by the U .S . Government, the National Action Plan is also designed to guide action by public health, healthcare, and veterinary partners in a common effort to address urgent and serious drug-resistant threats that affect people in the U .S . and around the world . Implementation of the National Action Plan will also support World Health Assembly resolution 67 .25 (Antimicrobial Resistance), which urges countries to take urgent action at the national, regional, and local levels to combat resistance .

AMR,  Antimicrobial resistance,  National Action Plan,  USA,