Dubai: at home
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection at Al-Barahah Hospital in Dubai organized an awareness raising event together with the World Awareness Week under the slogan "Think and seek advice. Abuse of antibiotics has put an end to the risk" to raise awareness among the general public about the dangers of overdosing of antibiotics out-of-the-counter and the negative consequences on the immune system. In the presence of Dr. Najebay Abdul Razak – President of the Central Committee for Control of Infections and Prevention
The World Antibiotic Awareness Week is held in November each year to raise global awareness of the antibiotic resistance problem and to promote best practices among community members, health workers and policymakers to prevent the emergence and spread of resistance of antibiotics.
The event included lighting the lobby in Dubai in blue to express the UAE's support for efforts to increase the WHO's awareness of antibiotics. As well as an education exhibition on the importance of personal hygiene in preventing infection, transmission and non-sharing of antibiotics before getting advice from a qualified healthcare professional. The event was also aimed at raising the awareness of hospital staff about the importance of everyone's participation in reducing the immunity of bacteria to antibiotics. The leaflets for patient awareness and hospital visitors were explained and distributed for proper use of antibiotics and natural methods for treating influenza and colds, because the causative virus does not require an antibiotic.
Dr. Hussein Al-Rand pointed to an increase in the percentage of antibiotic resistant bacteria globally, according to warnings from the World Health Organization. She pointed to the efforts of the Ministry to rationalize the use of antibiotics through continued awareness campaigns and circulating circulars to prevent their release without prescription, while following treatment protocols as described in patients' cases, as part of efforts the Ministry of Health provides comprehensive and integrated health care in innovative and sustainable ways, the Community of Diseases. He also revealed the establishment of the National Committee for the Fight against Microbiological Resistance in the United Arab Emirates with the participation of all health authorities in the country, private hospitals, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Dubai municipality and the food control body in Abu Dabi. The Committee has taken several initiatives, including strengthening the ministerial decision to prevent the removal of antibiotics into special non-prescription pharmacies. And monitoring the antibiotic resistance of antibiotics in all the country's emitters, in addition to studying the current situation regarding the application of systems for the rational use of antibiotics and monitoring of infections related to health facilities in order to support the activities for their reduction to the lowest the lowest possible opportunity.
On the other hand, Dr. Najeba Abdul Razak pointed to increased exposure of infected individuals caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which begins to proliferate and cause prolongation of the disease, which means prolonging the infection and increasing the risk of transmission to others and can not be treated as before, which means greater care, treatment and asylum. Other antibiotics can be caused by serious side effects and a major public health threat, unless intervention and radical solutions.
She explained that the World Health Organization warns of the near-end of the antibiotic era and that the change in the behavior of excessive addressing is no longer likely to delay. Where microbial resistance poses a major health threat worldwide. Global laboratories are taking measures to combat drug resistance by monitoring the spread of their resistance, which weakens the treatment of infectious diseases and increases health care costs.