Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS)
Compared to the first data call on April-July 2017, GLASS has seen a 64% increase in country enrolment and more than twice the number of countries submitting AMR data in 2018. The rapid increase in country enrolment and active participation in a global system to monitor AMR reflects a collective understanding and engagement to support the global effort to control AMR. GLASS is working towards the broader collection of an unprecedented set of information related to AMR at global level. Most importantly, together with countries and partners, WHO is leading the way towards the further development and consolidation of a functional and comprehensive global surveillance system, which will be able to operate in diverse economic and socio-political contexts, and still provide timely, reliable, and actionable data. Communication, harmonisation, and coordination between international, regional, and national organisations are key priorities for the success of the system.