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

  •   05 November 2022

    Over prescription of antibiotics in children with acute upper respiratory tract infections: A study on the knowledge, attitude and practices of non-specialized physicians in Egypt

    Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are one of the most common conditions treated by antibiotics, even if unnecessary as in cases of viral infections and self-limited conditions which represent the most cases of URIs.

  •   29 October 2022

    Antibiotic prescribing patterns at children’s outpatient departments of primary care institutions in Southwest China

    Inappropriate use of antibiotics in children is common in many countries.

  •   22 October 2022

    Correlation Between Postoperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Use and Surgical Site Infection in Children Undergoing Nonemergent Surgery

    In this multicenter hospital-level cohort study of children undergoing nonemergent surgery, use of postoperative prophylaxis was not correlated with surgical site infection rates after adjusting for differences in procedure mix and patient characteristics among hospitals.


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