Antimicrobial resistance happens when bacteria and other microorganisms change after being exposed to antimicrobial drugs. Antibiotics are among the most common antimicrobial drugs used in humans and animals. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is speeding up the development of resistance and putting us all at risk.
Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. It is a threat to human health, food security and sustainable development.
But you can help reduce antibiotic resistance in two simple ways:
- Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics
- Prevent the spread of infection so fewer antibiotics are used.
Please visit the following link and pledge to Handle Antibiotics with Care