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

  •   01 May 2024

    A National Quality Improvement Collaborative to Improve Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Infections

    A study conducted across 118 hospitals in the American Academy of Pediatrics Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network aimed to increase the proportion of children receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, and urinary tract infections to ≥85% by Jan 1, 2022. The initiative included monthly audits, educational webinars, peer coaching, […]

  •   25 April 2024

    Tackling the threat of antimicrobial resistance in neonates and children: outcomes from the first WHO-convened Paediatric Drug Optimisation exercise for antibiotics

    Antimicrobial resistance poses significant challenges for children and neonates, and the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted the first Paediatric Drug Optimisation (PADO) exercise for antibiotics in November and December 2022. The exercise aimed to prioritize antibiotics for paediatric research and development, particularly in regions with high disease burdens due to serious bacterial infections. The review […]

  •   22 April 2024

    Factors associated with the use of antibiotics for children presenting with illnesses with fever and cough obtained from prescription and non-prescription sources: a cross-sectional study of data for 37 sub-Saharan African countries

    A study conducted in sub-Saharan Africa found that 67.19% of children under five who had fever and cough were prescribed antibiotics from informal healthcare settings. Factors such as residing in a rural area, having a child aged 36-47 months, having maternal primary education, secondary education, middle household wealth status, exposure to news/electronic media, being from […]


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