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gearing up towards antimicrobial resistance to safe the security of future generations

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The majority of programmes for uncared for tropical illnesses (NTDs) depend on medicines to deal with and relieve the struggling of tons of of thousands and thousands of individuals.

So far, a lot of the medicines used for NTDs work properly, however the potential emergence of drug resistance threatens advances and progress achieved over many years of programme implementation.

In order to make sure the continued efficacy of at present used antimicrobials for NTDs, it’s essential to carefully monitor drug efficacy, set up sturdy surveillance techniques for monitoring of resistance, outline methods to curb the specter of such resistance
and develop an applicable arsenal of second-line medication.

The annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week goals to extend consciousness and understanding of world antimicrobial resistance and encourage finest practices among the many normal public, well being staff and policy-makers to keep away from the additional emergence and
unfold of drug-resistant infections.

This yr, the tripartite organizations – (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health -OIE and the World Health Organization (WHO) – determined to alter the main focus from ‘antibiotics’
to a extra inclusive and broader time period ‘antimicrobials’.

This is supposed to broaden the scope of the marketing campaign to all ‘antimicrobials’ and facilitate a worldwide response to antimicrobial resistance, together with multisectoral One Health Approach with elevated stakeholder engagement.

This yr’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is being noticed from 18-24 November and the theme for the human well being sector is – United to protect antimicrobials.

To mark the marketing campaign, the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases is collaborating with WHO’s Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on AMR to host a webinar on 24 November from 14:00 – 16:00 CET. The intention is to
add the voice of NTDs and to encourage stakeholders undertake finest practices and for policy-makers to keep away from the emergence and unfold of drug-resistant infections normally and for NTDs, specifically.

Join us on 24 November by registering at


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