Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern. In some G20 countries, more than 40% of infections are caused by resistant bacteria. In Europe, resistance to commonly used antibiotics increases by 1% every year. The main cause of AMR is the improper use of antibiotics.
Education is therefore an important tool in the fight against AMR. SAFOSO organized a webinar on AMR for the insurance company CSS Health Insurance. The webinar helped attendees understand how antimicrobials, and the resistance they can induce in bacteria, impacts both their work and their daily lives. An important goal of the webinar is that participants are enabled to form their own opinion on this important health-threatening topic.
Together with the participants, we walked through all aspects of the use of antibiotics and how resistance builds.
Topics discussed during the webinar included:
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