World Health Organization report cautions against antibiotics overuse worldwide

WHO warns 'urgent action' is needed to tackle global misuse of antibiotics

The world Health Organization warned Monday 12 November against the rise in unsafe, the consumption of antibiotics in some countries, but also under-consumption in other regions, leading to the emergence of "superbugs" life-threatening. On the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018, we are pleased to partner up with MMIDSP, which is leading the way for creating awareness on AMR in Pakistan.

Bacteria can become resistant when patients use antibiotics they do not need, or do not finish a course of treatment, giving the half-defeated bug a chance to recover and build immunity.

"... The "WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption" looked at antibiotic use in 65 countries and found the Netherlands used 9.78 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people, while Britain used twice as much, and Turkey nearly twice as much again, at 38.18 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants..."

She made this known in her message to mark the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12-18 November 2018 with the overall theme: "Think Twice".

Drug-resistant infections can also result from poor access to antimicrobials.

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to global health.

The world urgently needs to change the way it prescribes and uses antibiotics. Countries that have not already done so are urged to take steps to ensure that the drugs on the reserved lists of essential antibiotics, those which are of the greatest importance to human and veterinary health, are used only when absolutely necessary.

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The report finds antibiotic consumption varies from 4.4 defined daily doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day to 64.4.

Collecting the data is vital for tackling antimicrobial resistance, the extremely worrying trend of bacterial infections becoming immune to antibiotics, the report said. "Misuse of antibiotics puts us all risk", aims at encouraging best practices with the use of antibiotics to reduce resistance.

Don't share antibiotics with others.

"Reliable data on antibiotic consumption is essential to help countries to raise awareness of appropriate antimicrobial use", World Health Organization said. The agency supported 57 low- and middle-income countries with workshops, training sessions, and technical help, and it says it will continue to support these countries in their efforts to improve their surveillance systems, while also increasing the number of countries participating in the program.The WHO says data on antibiotic consumption will be crucial for helping countries establish national and local antimicrobial stewardship programs.

"Antibiotic resistance is threatening our ability to safely and effectively provide medical care to many patients, including organ and bone marrow transplants, joint replacements and other complex surgeries, cancer chemotherapy, and care of preterm infants", IDSA President Cynthia Sears, MD, FIDSA, said.

"Be careful of where you purchase your antibiotics". The unregulated sales of antibiotic contribute to the overuse and misuse of these medicines.

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