GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection
September 29, 2023
The “GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection” is out. This manual supersedes the “GLASS manual for early implementation” from 2015.
It marks the second phase of GLASS implementation, adopting complementary surveillance and reporting approaches to accelerate empowering countries with representative quality and strategic information for policymaking. This version also proposes monitoring additional sites of infection and pathogens wherever appropriate.
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for countries on the methods and metrics for the surveillance of AMR. The intended readership of the manual includes national GLASS focal points, national public health professionals and health authorities responsible for AMR surveillance in humans, and those contributing to national surveillance data collection.