WHO hopes to end antimicrobial resistance problem
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 6 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for strengthening accountability and putting an end to worsening antimicrobial resistance, the UN Secretary General's message read on the World Health Day.
Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon. But it is exacerbated by drugs, their abuse and misuse, and the spread of resistant infections in health care and agriculture. Trade, tourism and migration contribute to these organisms' growth.
The operations must be carried out through joint planning, monitoring, and drug regulation, the statement said.
"Governments, industry and all concerned parties must take this call into account," the message said. We are talking about people's health worldwide and the lives of millions of people."
The WHO has chosen the theme antimicrobial resistance for World Health Day this year.
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7.