Kids and Carers

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.

AMR Insights

For Children and their Carers who wish to know more on Antimicrobial resistance, aim to set up child-oriented activities to increase the awareness on AMR or otherwise will be involved in preventing Antimicrobial resistance in children, AMR Insights offers selected, global information on activities, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities.

AMR Insights is for:

  • Children
  • Carers and parents
  • Teachers 
  • Organizers of AMR events for children
  • Pediatricians

Latest Topics

  •   12 October 2021

    Overuse of antibiotics in maternity and neonatal wards, a descriptive report from public hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Postnatal women and newborns are at risk of infections and are often prescribed prophylactic antibiotics although there is no evidence to support their universal use in either group.

  •   05 October 2021

    Import of multidrug-resistant bacteria from abroad through interhospital transfers, Finland, 2010–2019

    The spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is strongly associated with international travel: 20–80% of visitors to high-risk regions become colonised and carry multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria back to their home country

  •   01 October 2021

    BactiVac and AMR Insights to join forces

    BactiVac (UK) and AMR Insights (The Netherlands) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their relationship.


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