Antibiotic resistance: How to tackle AMR in Africa

  22 January 2020

Experts from 10 African countries are set to meet in Lusaka, Zambia (January 22-24, 2020) to figure out ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) — one of the biggest threats to human health.

The Pan-Africa Workshop on Effective Implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance is being organised by Zambia National Public Health Institute, under the country’s health ministry, and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit based in New Delhi, India.

Experts are slated to assess efforts in Africa to contain antibiotic resistance, discuss the implementation of NAPs, the antimicrobial resistance surveillance framework and surveillance of antimicrobial use in countries. 

The experts will meet even as 80 years of antibiotic use, overuse and abuse have made microbes resistant to them. Despite signs of danger, antibiotic use increase every year.

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Author(s): Vibha Varshney
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