What is antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotic resistance refers to bacteria that have developed a resistance towards some antibiotics. Yearly around 700 000 die in infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. This number is predicted to rise to 10 million by 2050 if we don’t succeed in restraining the spread and development.

What can I do to prevent antibiotic resistance?

With simple steps we can restrain the spread of antibiotic resistance and everyone can contribute by handling antibiotics correctly.

How do antibiotics affect the environment?

Pharmaceuticals including antibiotics as pollutants in the environment cause problems because they are designed to be effective at low doses. Research has shown that antibiotics can have a negative effect on ecosystems and biodiversity.

"Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today."

- World Health Organization (WHO)

Antibiotic resistance explained in 120 seconds

This video explains what antibiotic resistance is and why it is a problem. You can also find information on what each and everyone one of us can do to restrain the spread of antibiotic resistance. The main three things to remember are: Prevention, Prescription and Disposal. Download the video here to share it and raise awareness.

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