Health Min­istry faces an­timi­cro­bial re­sis­tance

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Min­istry of Health is hard at work to face an­timi­cro­bial re­sis­tance via up­grad­ing rel­e­vant poli­cies and pro­to­cols, and mon­i­tor­ing as well as con­tin­u­ous aware­ness and train­ing, a se­nior of­fi­cial has said.

This is all be­ing done in line with the work plan of the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO), As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Pub­lic Health Af­fairs Dr Ma­jda AlQat­tan said yes­ter­day. Qat­tan’s state­ment comes on the oc­ca­sion of the first World An­tibi­otic Aware­ness Week, 16-22 Novem­ber 2015, un­der “Han­dle an­tibi­otics with care.” She noted that an­timi­cro­bial re­sis­tance has come to con­sti­tute a global chal­lenge, re­fer­ring to the role of hos­pi­tals’ labs and anti-in­fec­tious teams to dis­cover re­sis­tant mi­crobes.

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