It is possible to prevent antimicrobial resistance with accurate and fast diagnosis

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2020, aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a large and growing problem with the potential for enormous health and economic consequences globally. AMR threatens the effectiveness of the treatment for the patient, and is based on the initiation of antibiotic treatment before the infection is diagnosed. With Bosphore Multiplex Panel Kits, the pathogen can be easily detected and the appropriate treatment and medication are determined, minimizing the risk of AMR.

Turkey ranked first in antimicrobial resistance according to the International Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports in the past years.

Following a stakeholder’s consultation meeting in May 2020 organized by the Tripartite Organizations (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and WHO) the scope of WAAW was expanded, changing its focus from “antibiotics” to the more encompassing and inclusive term “antimicrobials”. Expanding the scope of the campaign to all antimicrobials will facilitate a more inclusive global response to antimicrobial resistance and support a multisectoral “One Health” approach with increased stakeholder engagement.

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