It is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (November 18 – 24, 2020).
The danger of antimicrobial resistance is something we have been aware of for years. However, it often takes a specific event or a simple communication to jolt us as individuals to action. This is a subject I have posted about several times before here.
‘Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites resist the effects of medications, making common infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.’ WHO*
‘The unchecked growth of drug-resistant infections is a silent pandemic with long-term implications for global health’ GARDP*
We are in this together and hopefully we can share the learning from the covid pandemic to address future challenges.
by Dr Julie Charlesworth 18/11/20
GARDP (Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership)
WHO (World Health Organization)]