World health authorities are finally starting to act on this by urging countries to adopt new regulations, following the resolution of a May 25th meeting.
The World Health Assembly in Geneva decided at its 68th session that all countries must be urged to act to raise awareness about the issue of antimicrobial resistance and to focus on developing new, better antibiotics. At the same time, the WHO says that antibiotics currently in use must be prescribed more scarcely, in order to stay effective.
In addition to these recommendations, the new measures should also take into account the agricultural use of antibiotics, as well as the effect poverty has in certain regions.
The World Health Organization’s plan to fight anitmicrobial rresistance
The World Health Organization obliges nations to have a battle plan by May 2017. The WHO is making new regulations for the use of antibiotics in all fields. The report calls for changes like superior hygiene and better hospital practices, as well as vaccinations for countries that do not benefit of these yet.