Tuesday, September 22, 2015


"With support from WHO and the international community, this resolution could catalyze change—or, like similar resolutions over the past decade, it may be ignored. The evidence in this report, documenting the seriousness of the problem and offering a successful approach to country level action, supports both the urgency and the feasibility of making progress in conserving antibiotic effectiveness." the World Health Assembly

Six strategies that could help curb the issues before they get worse:
  • Reduce the need for antibiotics through improved water, sanitation, and immunization
  • Improve hospital infection control and antibiotic stewardship
  • Change incentives that encourage antibiotic overuse and misuse to incentives that encourage antibiotic stewardship
  • Reduce and eventually phase out subtherapuetic antibiotic use in agriculture
  • Educate and inform health professionals, policymakers, and the public on sustainable antibiotic use
  • Ensure political commitment to meet the threat of antibiotic resistance
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