Highlights • Global and national AMR action plans focus on infection prevention in healthcare settings • Evidence demonstrates home and everyday life settings are important for infection transmission, acquisition and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogenic and commensal strains • Studies show targeted hygiene helps to maximize protection against colonization and infections, thereby reducing antibiotic prescribing and minimizing selection pressure for AMR development across the world, including low-and middle-income countries • Reducing AMR requires greater consideration of the role of hygiene in preventing infections in the home and community

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