International Chapters: Latin America

APUA Argentina APUA Bolivia APUA Brazil APUA Chile APUA Colombia APUA Costa Rica APUA Cuba
APUA Dominican Republic APUA Ecuador APUA El Salvador APUA Guatemala APUA Honduras
APUA Mexico APUA Nicaragua APUA Panama APUA Paraguay APUA Peru APUA Uruguay APUA Venezuela

APUA Colombia

APUA Colombia was established in 2001 and has already begun implementing a national project to involve 17 hospital laboratories in consolidating data for a surveillance network for antibiotic resistance and simultaneously guarantee the quality of the data provided through an external quality control program (the WHO-EQAS program). Funded through an APUA Small Grant, APUA-Colombia is currently conducting a "National survey on approach to the level of empirical use of antimicrobial agents and diffusion of basic rules for prudent use."

Current issues: There are no laws that regulate the sale and dispensing of antibiotics. Particular regulations exist for physico-active drugs or medications that may cause dependency.


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