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Emirates News Agency – United Arab Emirates Press: Antimicrobial resistance to & # 39 is a global problem


Abu Dhabi, May 30th, 2019 (WAM) – UAE newspaper said that the constant abuse of antibiotics creates suras & # 39; a major threat to humanity and the world needs to wake up the danger before it is too late.

In a groundbreaking report Nations ad hoc inter-ministerial coordination group United for antimicrobial resistance has warned that if not taken any action, drug-resistant disease may cause 10 million deaths per year by 2050 and damage to the economy, as disastrous as during 2008- 2009 World financial crisis.

By 2030, antimicrobial resistance can make up to 24 million people in extreme poverty in the Organization & # 39; United Nations World Health, WHO and its partners.

"At the present time, at least 700,000 people die every year because of drug-resistant diseases, including 230,000 people who die of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis," said Gulf Today in an editorial on Tuesday.

Sur & # 39; oznym worth noting is the fact that more and more common diseases, including respiratory tract and urinary tract infections, and sexually transmitted infections, with & # 39 are incurable; life-saving medical procedures become much more risky and food systems become more unstable.

Although it is known that resistance to antibiotics is inevitable over time, which are concerned that it was accelerated by the use of drugs. If the most common antibiotics do not work, the more expensive types of prescribed, resulting in a long-term illness and treatment, often in the hospital. Cases are increasingly reported, which is not existing drugs work.

"The UAE is commendable not only to be on guard, but also to take concrete measures to address this problem," added the editorial comment.

Relentless efforts made by the Ministry of Health and Prevention MoHAP, in collaboration with the relevant authorities of the state and private health care have led to a reduction in antibiotic use by as much as 43%, according to recent studies conducted in the Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi,

Concerns about antibiotic resistance is not of & # 39 is unfounded. In fact, the problems, especially medicine since the discovery of Alexander Fleming's first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928 has worsened in recent years with multidrug-resistant bugs have been developed and the pharmaceutical companies have reduced investment.

New mechanisms of resistance to emerge and spread around the world threaten our ability to treat common infectious diseases that lead to death and disability, persons who, until recently, could not continue the normal course of life.

Additional investment in research and development of antibiotic-resistant infections, including tuberculosis, with & # 39 is the need of the hour. Reducing the use of antibiotics and useful pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs is the best way to move forward.

Antibiotic resistance to & # 39 is a global health problem. Recognizing that the human, animal, food and environmental health are closely related, the WHO report called for a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach "One Health", and all countries should heed valuable suggestions.

There is a need to set priorities on the national scale-up of financing plans of action and capacity-building efforts. Stronger regulation and raising awareness of the program support the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial professionals, animals and plants should be put in place for the human health.

"There is also an urgent need to invest in research and development of new technologies to combat antimicrobial resistance," concluded the Sharjah-based daily.

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