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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Resistance is a serious and growing phenomenon in contemporary medicine and has emerged as one of the pre-eminent public health concerns of the 21st century. In countries like India, where antibiotics can be bought easily without a prescription, the emergence and spread...

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Antibiotic Resistance: Factsheet

What is antibiotic resistance (ABR)? Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance (ABR) occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. These bacteria may...

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Antibiotic Resistance: Treating resistant infections in Gaza under the blockade

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is dealing with immense challenges while treating many people who have developed bone infections after having been shot by the Israeli army during protests in Gaza, Palestine over the last year. These infections are adding to the already...

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Antibiotic resistance

What happens when drugs stop working? A true global health emergency, antibiotic resistance threatens to make simple cuts and diseases that are easy to treat deadly once again Bacteria, viruses, parasites and other microbes are always changing to ensure their...

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Antibiotic Resistance: Broader Implications for Humanity

Since 2015, MSF has been working on antibiotic resistance in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in West Bengal, India. As part of the project, a baseline audit of prescribing practices of district hospital doctors as well as health promotion...

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Antibiotic Resistance: Drug-resistant infections are a looming challenge around the world

Since 2015, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working on antibiotic resistance in collaboration with the health authorities in West Bengal, India. As the world discusses this growing challenge during the Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12 to 18),...

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Antibiotics: Handle with care

Name : Designation :   Imagine a world where a small finger prick can get fatally infected or an elective caesarean surgical wound fails to heal at all. One may immediately connect this with the pre-antibiotic era though some experts...

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