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The rise of #AntibioticResistance is a global threat.
It can affect anyone,
of any age,
in any country

Proper use of antibiotics is key to #StopDrugResistance before it’s too late.
The rise of #AntibioticResistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability & death. #StopDrugResistance
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho Overuse and misuse of antibiotics are the leading causes of antimicrobial resistance. Without effective #antibiotics💊 and other antimicrobials, we will lose our ability to treat common infections like pneumonia. #StopDrugResistance
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho The large difference in antibiotic use worldwide indicates that some countries are probably overusing #antibiotics 💊 while other countries may not have sufficient access to these life-saving medicines 👉bit.ly/2OJmkeQ #StopDrugResistance
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho #AntibioticResistance can occur when people cannot afford a full course of treatment or only have access to substandard or falsified medicines.
Many low- and middle-income countries have high mortality rates from infectious diseases and low rates of use of #antibiotics💊
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho In many countries, the lack of access to quality assured #antibiotics💊 drives people to buy antibiotics without a prescription on the informal market.
The unregulated sales of antibiotic contribute to the overuse and misuse of these medicines bit.ly/2OJmkeQ
Everyone has a role in the fight against #AntibioticResistance.

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@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is an important path to ending #AntibioticResistance.

The Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System aims to support global surveillance🔎 and research🔬 in order to strengthen the evidence base on #antimicrobialresistance
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO Effective waste 💩 treatment can protect the environment & reduce #AntibioticResistance
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO Reliable data on antibiotic consumption is essential to help countries:
💊To ⬆️ awareness of appropriate use
💊To inform policy & regulatory changes to optimize use
💊To identify areas for improvement & monitor interventions impact
💊To improve procurement & supply of medicines
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO #AntimicrobialResistance is a threat we must all work to fight.

Preventing the spread of infection can be simple:
🔹Practice good hygiene 🧼 & food preparation 🥘
🔹Stay up to date with vaccinations
🔹Never share #antibiotics 💊
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