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WHO SE Asia Region Calls For More Responsible Use Of Antibiotics To Prevent Resistance

Jakarta Post: Greater antibiotics regulations needed: WHO
“The World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region is calling on its member countries to immediately address indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other drugs because their uncontrolled use has led to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections, and treatment failure…” (9/9).

Press Trust of India/Business Standard: Indiscriminate antibiotic use causing treatment failure: WHO
“…[Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director of the South-East Asia Region,] said comprehensive and integrated national action plans are needed to respond to antimicrobial resistance. … WHO said that increased awareness needs to be created among the general public as well as health workers and pharmacists on taking and selling only prescribed medicines and completing their full course” (9/9).