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How we all can build well-being and tackle AMR?

Tackle AMR actions for everybody

  • AWARENESS: Understand that AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires everyone’s action around the world. AMR concerns all of us. Time to act is now.
  • UNDERSTAND: Antibiotics work only for bacteria not for viral infections
  • APPROPRIATE USE: Antibiotics should be used when PRESCRIBED by a health care professional
  • OWN: Always use antibiotics, which have been prescribed to you.
  • PERSONAL: Do not share antibiotics with others
  • USAGE: Do not use leftover antibiotics
  • RESPONSIBILITY: Always complete treatment
  • PREVENTION & HYGIENE: Take care of your hygiene: wash your hands properly
  • VACCINATION: Keep your vaccinations up to date

Tackle AMR actions for health care professionals

  • PRECISE DIAGNOSIS: Antibiotics should be prescribed based on definitive diagnosis only and when they are needed
  • RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST: Rapid diagnostic test should be used to optimise antibiotic prescribing, whether an infection is present and what is likely to causing it: VIRAL VS. BACTERIA
  • TRAINING: Ensure that all health care professionals are adequately trained about AMR and that they understand that rapid diagnostic tests enable them to make an informed diagnosis during consultation
  • AWARENESS and COMMUNICATION: Among patient awareness about AMR should be built: how to take antibiotics correctly, how to avoid misuse of antibiotics and the challenge of AMR
  • VACCINATION AND HYGIENE: Inform patients about how to prevent infections for example vaccination and hand washing
  • COOPERATION: Build cooperation with other health care professionals to develop guidelines

Tackle AMR actions for hospital and clinical managers

  • HYGIENE: Ensure that staff clean their hands, instruments & environment
  • AMR PROGRAMS: Monitor antibiotic prescribing and implement programs to optimise antibiotic use
  • TRAINING: Ensure that staff is adequately trained about AMR and they are using rapid diagnostic tests
  • PLATFORMS: New platforms are needed to share best practices and latest data about resistance levels and antibiotic consumption
  • SANITARY CONDITIONS: Adequate toilets, water and waste management