19th November 10:34 AM
Patients don’t need antibiotics unless they are well assessed - Vosanibola
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Wednesday 15/11/2017
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Alexander O'Connor (left) and Dr William May (right)

The World Health Organisation has identified that the world can suffer the loss of 50 million people by 2050 if no commitment is taken on the use of Antibiotics.

This was highlighted by the World Health Organisation at the launch of the Antibiotics Awareness week.

The Ministry of Health Chief Pharmacist Apolosi Vosanibola says that Health professionals have an important part in combating antibiotic resistance.

He says that they have a responsibility on their behaviour when prescribing antibiotics and counseling of patients.

Vosanibola also stressed that for ages people have been misled that antibiotics is for cold and flu thus contributing to resistance.

He says that patients don’t need antibiotics unless they are well assessed.

The Ministry of Health and the WHO is also urging people to support Antimicrobial Resistance by submitting their vote on the WHO website on a race for a 1 million pledges against resistance.

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