vendredi 29 mai 2015

25 MAY 2015 ¦ GENEVA - The World Health Assembly today agreed resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Tackling antimicrobial drug resistance.

Delegates at the World Health Assembly endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance - including antibiotic resistance, the most urgent drug resistance trend. Antimicrobial resistance is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, as well as undermining many other advances in health and medicine.
The plan sets out 5 objectives:
  • improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance;
  • strengthen surveillance and research;
  • reduce the incidence of infection;
  • optimize the use of antimicrobial medicines;
  • ensure sustainable investment in countering antimicrobial resistance.
The resolution urges Member States to put the plan into action, adapting it to their national priorities and specific contexts and mobilizing additional resources for its implementation. Through adoption of the global plan, governments all committed to have in place, by May 2017, a national action plan on antimicrobial resistance that is aligned with the global action plan. It needs to cover the use of antimicrobial medicines in animal health and agriculture, as well as for human health. WHO will work with countries to support the development and implementation of their national plans, and will report progress to the Health Assembly in 2017.

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