Antimicrobial resistance makes infections harder to treat and increases the risk of a disease spreading, severe illness and death. “The number of people we admit into our antimicrobial stewardship ward every month is increasing steadily,” says Dr Eliud Teshome. Ethiopia is one of the few countries in the African region that has a costed, multisectoral antimicrobial resistance national action plan, signed by the ministries overseeing the human, animal and environmental sectors. Recording and reporting of data on antimicrobial resistance is critical for data-driven policy and decision making. The data is in the process of being compiled and will form the basis for a prevalence survey which will demonstrate the extent of antimicrobial resistance in the country.
Source: Ethiopian News November 20, 2023 13:41 UTC