Awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Community: The Role of the WHO in Addressing Consumer Information Needs
Arjun Rajkhowa, Karin Thursky
JOURNAL OF CONSUMER HEALTH ON THE INTERNET | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020
The global rise of drug-resistant infections is an urgent concern but public engagement on the issue tends to be sporadic. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is contributing to increased morbidity and mortality from infections globally. Effective mitigation of AMR has been recognized by governments and non-governmental bodies internationally as a priority, though mitigation efforts have not received widespread attention. The World Health Organization (WHO) has played a key role in drawing governments’ attention to the phenomenon and in coordinating inter-governmental mitigation efforts. It has also played a key role in raising community awareness of AMR. This article explores the WHO’s role in a..View full abstract
The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne have received funding from the WHO for educational activities.