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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): A Global Health Threat



  Nov 07, 2023

Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Challenge



What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)?

AMR occurs when microbes evolve to resist the effects of medications, making standard treatments ineffective and infections persist, increasing the risk of spread to others.

Why is tackling AMR important?

Addressing AMR is critical to maintaining the efficacy of antibiotics, ensuring the continued success of surgeries and medical interventions, and preventing the spread of resistant infections.

What are the key strategies to combat AMR?

Key strategies include international collaboration to create action plans, promote responsible use of antibiotics, fund AMR research, and ensure affordable access to effective medications.

How does AMR affect low and middle-income countries?

These countries face greater challenges due to weaker health systems, less access to affordable medications, and higher rates of infectious diseases, making the impact of AMR more severe.

What role do education and technology play in AMR containment?

Educating healthcare professionals and the public on responsible antibiotic use, alongside developing new technologies and treatments, are essential components in combating AMR.

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