Anti-microbial resistance

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President launches Action Plan to combat Anti-microbial resistance

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday launched Ghana’s Anti-microbial Resistance National Policy and Action Plan, calling on Ghanaians to effect change in the handling of antimicrobials to combat the resistance phenomenon.

Noting that though antimicrobials had, over the course of many years, been used to prevent and treat microbial infections, he pointed out that the significant gains made in the field of infectious disease, animal and crop health, as well as livestock and aquaculture was being threatened by the increasing case of resistance.

Launching the two documents at the Accra International Conference Centre, President Akufo-Addo was emphatic that the phenomenon of anti-microbial resistance was a grave threat to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goal 3, which demanded that countries ensured healthy lives and the promotion of wellbeing for all at all ages.

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