The Gulf Health Council has launched an educational guide titled "Antimicrobial Resistance." This guide addresses the significant health issue of antimicrobial resistance, aiming to raise awareness and provide proper guidance on handling antimicrobials. It reflects the commitment of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to enhancing health and tackling global challenges related to antimicrobial resistance. The guide explains the concept of "One Health" and its impact on individual health, emphasizing the interconnectedness of humans, animals, plants, and the environment. It discusses antimicrobials, their role in fighting infections, and the problem of antimicrobial resistance. The guide emphasizes the misuse of antibiotics as a major contributing factor and promotes wise use of these drugs. It highlights prevention measures such as proper handwashing, vaccinations, and the judicious use of antibiotics only when prescribed. The aim is to increase awareness of the risks of antimicrobial resistance and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
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