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The Essential Medicines Programme helps to save lives and improve health by closing the huge gap between the potential that essential medicines have to offer and the reality that for millions of people- particularly the poor and disadvantaged- essential medicines are often unavailable, unaffordable, unsafe or improperly used.


WHO calls Experts’ Meeting to promote responsible use of antimicrobials and combat antimicrobial resistance in the African Region

WHO calls Experts’ Meeting to promote responsible use of antimicrobials and combat antimicrobial resistance in the African RegionBrazzaville, 8 May 2015 – The African Region is facing an increasing risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. AMR and its spread will compromise health security in the Region as many standard medical treatments will fail or turn into high-risk procedures causing prolonged illnesses, high health care expenditures, and greater risks of death.

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