Health Days 2020

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
In line with the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020 during the period from 18-24 November of this year, the Health Facilities Infection Control General Department at the Ministry of Health (MOH), has launched expanded activities to raise awareness of the antimicrobial resistance at the international levels and to encourage health practitioners and officials to develop policies and to adopt the best practices to prevent the spread of drug-resistance infections. The activities are held at health facilities across the Kingdom.

The implementation of the infection control precaution is an effective way to prevent the spread of the antibiotic-resistance bacteria, by washing hands, limiting exposure to infected or potentially infected persons, personal hygiene and taking necessary vaccines based on age. 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.
Without effective antibiotics, the success of major surgery and cancer chemotherapy would be compromised.
The cost of health care for patients with resistant infections is higher than care for patients with nonresistant infections due to longer duration of illness, additional tests and use of more expensive drugs.

Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.

Official Date:
Globally: November 18th-24th, 2020.
Locally: Rabi' al-Thani 3rd-9th, 1442H.

(Handle Antibiotics With Care!)

Last Update : 21 October 2020 07:25 AM
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