WHO Worrying Antibiotic Abuse - World Health Organization (WHO) warns that drug resistance is partly fueled by irrational use of antibiotics has killed hundreds of thousands of people every year. Therefore, the necessary treatment immediately to resolve the issue.
"We really see the evolution of a rapidly increasing in the spread of this problem, and the point is: the problem faster than resolution," said assistant general director of WHO's Keiji Fukuda, Thursday (04/07/2011).
Health experts note, only a few countries have plans to handle the problem of drug resistance, which rose on increased consumption of antibiotics.
"In most countries, there is no plan, no budget, no line of accountability for this very serious problem. The surveillance system is weak, the system did not exist in many places,"said Mario Raviglione, the WHO official who led the campaign against tuberculosis. He added that the quality of antibiotics is questionable in some countries.
"not Optimal dose is really a trigger mechanism that develop drug resistance. The use of antibiotics is often not feasible, we call it irrational. It allows the creation of resistance to drugs,"he explained. In addition, the use of antibiotics in livestock [in order to encourage growth and prevent disease and treat sick animals], also contribute to drug resistance. Any microbes that are resistant to the drug, which develops in cattle, can move to humans through the food chain.
Because the microbes will always try to be resistant to the drugs, "this problem will never disappear," said Fukuda.
WHO expose the problem of the use of antibiotics as the main issue in memeringati World Health Day this year. WHO wants all governments, civil society and the pharmaceutical industry copes with a variety of strategies to tackle drug resistance.