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.
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:
- Carers and parents
- Organizers of AMR events for children
06 May 2022
Global antibiotic use patterns in children
Considering global assessments of antibiotic use patterns, it is essential to note that children are likely to have an approximately three times higher consumption of antibiotics than adults in most settings, regardless of country income level.Read more...
13 April 2022
Remote Stewardship for Medically Underserved Nurseries: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster Randomized Study
Antibiotic overuse is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes. Many medically underserved centers lack pediatric antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) support. Telestewardship may mitigate this disparity. Authors of this study aimed to determine the effectiveness and safety of a nursery-specific ASP delivered remotely. The number of infants exposed to antibiotics and total antibiotic use declined in medically […]Read more...
09 April 2022
Antibiotics in Africa: Using storytelling and picture drawing for public engagement
The inappropriate use of antibiotics can lead to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – one of the most significant global health challenges. A key driver of antibiotic misuse is a lack of education around the subject.Read more...
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