April 7, 2011
World Health Day 2011 Today: World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, which selects key global health issues and organizes international, regional and local events for the day and throughout the year to highlight the selected area.
World Health Day 2011 will focus on antimicrobial resistance and its spread around the world. Antimicrobial resistance threatens the continued effectiveness of many drugs used today to treat patients at the same time the risks threatening important gains made against the major infectious killers. To emphasize this, the WHO public information campaigns will include special attention to HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Antimicrobial Agents Drugs used to treat infections caused by microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.The discovery of antimicrobial agents is one of the most important advances in the field of health in human history � to alleviate the suffering from diseases and save billions of lives over the past 70 years. Antimicrobials include antibiotics, chemotherapeutic agents, antifungal agents, antiparasitic drugs and antiviral drugs.
Antimicrobial resistance � also known as multidrug resistance � occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that make the drugs used to treat infections, they cause inefficient. When bacteria become resistant to most drugs are often referred to as �superbugs�. This is a serious problem, since resistant infections can kill, can spread to others, and imposes enormous costs to individuals and society.
Antimicrobial resistance is caused by improper use of drugs, such as the adoption of non-standard doses or not finishing the prescribed course of treatment. Poor quality drugs, inappropriate prescriptions and poor infection prevention and promote the development and dissemination of drug resistance.