AMR: Antimicrobial Resistance
On World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), every year the Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors without borders (MSF) Lebanon Branch Office launches an awareness campaign to increase knowledge of populations in underserved communities about the harm of misusing antimicrobials, and how antimicrobial-resistant infections are transmitted.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s biggest health challenges. Recent research findings have revealed that 1.27 million deaths globally were directly attributable to antimicrobial-resistant infections in 2019. AMR is a leading cause of death worldwide, carrying the highest burden on low-resource settings.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been life-changing for Sara and her family. Watch her story unfold and see what could happen to any of us if we don't watch out!