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World leaders unite to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

World leaders unite to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

Within the limits of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), world leaders unite efforts for talking urgent measures to combat antimicrobial resistance and also maintenance of availability of major medical products in the future.

So, heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OEI) and World Health Organization (WHO) announced creation of the One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance on the basis of the concept One Health.

Heads of states, ministers, leaders of private sectors and civil society will enter it. Using the leading positions, members of the group will involve attention of global community in the problem and mobilisation of actions in interests of preservation of antimicrobials.

The prompt growth of resistance to antimicrobials is one of the most serious threats to health of people, animal, plants, and also sanitary safety of environment.

All over the world resistance of antimicrobials complicates treatment of set of infectious diseases.

“Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of our time, and we cannot leave it for our children to solve,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Now is the time to forge new, cross-sector partnerships that will protect the medicines we have and revitalize the pipeline for new ones.”

The group will stimulate comprehension of necessity for a priority order to introduce the advanced practice to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance at global, regional and national levels. Besides, it will support necessity of working out of a policy in the field of regulation of manufacture and application qualitative antimicrobials.

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