World Health Day

Jaipur Declaration by Health Ministers to combat antimicrobial resistance

Ministers of Health and WHO leaders meet in Jaipur

Acknowledging the growing global importance of antimicrobial resistance, the Health Ministers of all Member States of WHO South-East Asia Region adopted the “Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance”. The Declaration recognizes that it is imperative that the national governments accord utmost priority to this problem to preserve efficacy of antibiotics in fight against microbial diseases.

WHO calls for rational use of antibiotics

On World Health Day 2011, WHO is urging intensified global commitment to safeguard antibiotics for preventing and controlling infectious diseases as well as for future generations. Growing resistance in microbes to antibiotics threatens the continued effectiveness of many medicines. WHO has therefore made antimicrobial resistance the theme of this year’s World Health Day.