Unchecked antibiotic use prevalent in the Solomons


Unchecked antibiotic use prevalent in the Solomons

Stegelmeier said as he and his fellow students participate in Antibiotic Awareness Week, he hopes students will become informed of proper antibiotic use.

This week is the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s World Antibiotics Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness of the problem. "Research such as ours that provides greater understanding of drug resistance mechanisms is vital if we are to address the global crisis of antibiotic resistance". "Not only that, by using antibiotic treatment unnecessarily, other bacteria in the environment as well as the "healthy" bacteria in the body gets the opportunity to develop resistance due to exposure, which can potentially cause antibiotic resistant infections later on", says Dr Paul Soko executive head of clinical services and quality at Life Healthcare Group Antibiotic-resistant infections are complex and hard to treat. We remind our Nation's medical professionals, veterinarians, and researchers to learn about the appropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics, and remind them of their role in helping patients use antibiotics appropriately so that we can better combat this emerging health concern. "One protected their DNA from the harmful effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and the other prevented doxycyline getting inside bacteria".

They included situations where antibiotics should not routinely be used - such as for upper respiratory tract infections, as topical treatment for surgical wounds and for fever in children without a bacterial infection. The session will be held outside of the hospital's cafeteria on Tuesday, November 14th from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is also holding an antibiotics amnesty this month.

"The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world", according to the CDC.

Members of the public can also hand in their antibiotics at their local high street pharmacy. In an address to the UN General Assembly in late 2016, Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) called on consumers to choose "antibiotic free" meat, noting that doing so would help stem the "slow motion tsunami" of antimicrobial resistance.