WAAW: Nigeria must implement laws to curb antibiotic resistance
As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Antimicrobial Week (WAW), experts have advocated the need to implement various regulations and policies on rational use of antibiotics as way of reducing the current huge burden of antibiotic resistance in the country.
Speaking at a media dialogue organized by St. Racheal’s Pharma, the House of antibiotics, as part of the activities to mark the WAW, the experts agree that governments and stakeholders must take urgent steps to reduce the current unfettered access to antibiotics by the public to prevent a looming disaster.
In his presentation, the Chairman/CEO St. Racheals Pharma, Mr. Akinjide Adeosun disclosed that no fewer than 700,000 people die globally due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adding that the figure could rise to ten million by 2050 unless the world could come up with new and better treatments.
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