‘Think Twice, Seek Advice’! – Celebrating Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017
13th-19th November marked the World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Maldives Food and Drug Authority with support from and in partnership with WHO observed wide range of activities across the country focusing on the theme of ‘Seek advice’ from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.
Minister of Health HE Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur jointly launched the National Action Plan for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 2017-2022 in Male at an official multi-stakeholder event which is the hallmark of the plan as it includes and focuses on coordination between the different sectors to strengthen the battle against antimicrobial resistance
AMR Week – Paving the Way to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance in the Maldives
14th- 20th November 2016 – Maldives Food and Drug Authority Maldives with technical support from and in partnership with WHO Maldives conducted the Antimicrobial Resistance week in the Maldives to increase awareness of Antibiotic Resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers in order to avoid the further emergence and spread of Antibiotic Resistance in the country.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it.