Joining hands to promote ‘Handling Antibiotics with Care’ in Africa

  29 November 2019

With the effectiveness of antibiotics decreasing due to their overuse and misuse, it is crucial for human, animal, environment health sectors to work together to combat the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to secure both health and food security.

To raise awareness and promote good practices throughout the society in Africa, the Africa Tripartite One Health Regional Coordination Group* the African Union (AU)**, and the Regional Economic Communities in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and members of Kenya AMR Secretariat, joined forces to celebrate the first Africa Regional World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), under the theme ‘Handle Antibiotics with Care’.

Source: FAO
Author(s): FAO
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