Undergraduate antimicrobial stewardship training for pharmacy students: Creating a foundation for containment of antimicrobial resistance in South Africa

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    To the Editor: The inappropriate and excessive use of antimicrobial agents has cultivated the development and progression of antimicrobial resistance worldwide, which has been recognised as a threat to global health and safety.[1] In response to this alarming growth in antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, which aim to improve the judicious use of antimicrobial agents, have gained global support.[2] The Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Framework in South Africa (SA) recognises the education of healthcare professionals as a strategy for containment of antimicrobial resistance in SA.[3]