AMR Seminar at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad

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About this event:

The growing problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) remains a serious but avoidable health challenge in almost all countries of the world resulting in an alarming increase in the burden of infections due to multi-resistant organisms. The increasing prevalence of resistance to broad spectrum Antimicrobial medicines to different microbe is reported from all over the world, which has significant impact on human health.

Being the focal point for AMR, the National Institute of Health (NIH) under the auspices of Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) is observing World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12-18 Nov 2018. The theme of this year’s antibiotic awareness week is “Change can’t wait. Our time with antibiotics is running out”. During this week, NIH has planned series of activities including distribution of awareness materials for general public, press briefing, talk shows, seminars and awareness walk etc.

In this connection, NIH in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) had organized Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) awareness seminar on 15th November 2018 at PIMS Islamabad. The aim of the seminar is to increase awareness regarding the rational use of antibiotics and microbial resistance and also to promote best practices among the general public and health workers to avoid emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.