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Antimicrobial resistance

    Overview

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.

    Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as “superbugs”.

    在线观看|影视免费观看vipAs a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to others.

    Global AMR response

    WHO's core mandate is to coordinate the global response in collaboration with key partners

    Addressing SDGs

    Mitigating AMR will have a huge impact on reaching 6 of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)

    1.2 trillion USD

    additional health expenditure per year expected by 2050 due to the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

    在线观看|影视免费观看vip"Together with our partners, we’re also stepping up the fight against antimicrobial resistance, one of the most urgent health threats of our time."

    Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

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    在线观看|影视免费观看vipThis document includes the report and the minutes of the first meeting of the antifungal expert group convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to...

    Technical brief on water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and wastewater management to prevent infections and reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

    Improvements in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and wastewater management in all sectors are critical elements of preventing infections and reducing...

    This financial model was prepared as part of an overall project on setting up an impact investment fund to foster development of new antibacterial treatments....

    GLASS method for estimating attributable mortality of antimicrobial resistant bloodstream infections

    This is a GLASS master template protocol to be used for the generation of reliable estimates of in-hospital mortality attributable to AMR Blood stream...

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