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Background Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a critical global public health concern, demanding effective tools for research, data analysis, and decision-making. This study proposes a groundbreaking approach to empower the global AMR research community by introducing interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) dashboards. These dashboards aim to facilitate comprehensive data analysis of AMR across multiple countries, providing insights into antimicrobial usage (AMU), resistance patterns, and geographic distribution. Methods The novel approach involves the development of GIS dashboards that integrate and harmonize data from diverse sources, including clinical laboratories, surveillance networks, and public health agencies. Objective 1 focuses on creating a dashboard encompassing all countries, offering comprehensive data analysis capabilities and visualization tools. Objective 2 entails building a focused dashboard specifically for Kenya and Uganda, allowing for comparative analysis of AMR in these regions. Objective 3 involves the generation of a simulated dataset for Kampala, Uganda, addressing data limitations in that specific area. Results The GIS dashboards serve as powerful tools for visualizing and analyzing AMR-related datasets, providing stakeholders with a comprehensive view of the global AMR landscape. These dashboards offer valuable insights into antimicrobial usage, resistance patterns, and geographical distribution. The centralized platform facilitates data exploration and analysis, aiding researchers, policymakers, and healthcare professionals in making informed decisions to combat AMR. Conclusions In conclusion, the study demonstrates that the developed GIS dashboards empower stakeholders by providing valuable insights and informed decision-making capabilities. The dashboards serve as essential tools for addressing the global challenge of AMR, allowing for a deeper understanding of the problem and informing effective strategies. The approach outlined in this study has the potential to significantly contribute to the ongoing efforts to combat AMR on a global scale.

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Journal article


Wellcome Open Research


F1000 Research Ltd

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