World Health Day

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World Health Organization:

World Health Organization Celebrating World Health Day on April 7, 2011 http://info-wars.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/whoserpent.jpg

Significance of 2011 Event:

Significance of 2011 Event To draw worldwide attention towards and promote action against the impact of urbanization on health To spread awareness among urban dwellers on the effect of several risk factors http://www.allaboutindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/WHD2006_En-150x150.jpg

2011 Theme:

2011 Theme http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2B4bX8nFxTOBe2pNfcXGBSiYxSsOsRvrBHpQ5RFIob95RukO0ng

What is antimicrobial resistance?:

What is antimicrobial resistance? Antimicrobial resistance is also called “drug resistance . ” It is an ability of microorganism (like bacteria, viruses and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antiviral and antimalarial ) from working against it. Consequently, infections persist and standard treatments become ineffective. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/PublishingImages/Disorders/6260_resistant_non3_nih.gif

How is antimicrobial or drug resistance a global problem?:

How is antimicrobial or drug resistance a global problem? Frequent use and misuse of antimicrobials has increased resistant organisms This has led to proliferation of infectious diseases Resistant microorganisms are spreading due to global travelling http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/antimicrobial_resistance/amr_fact2.jpg

What leads to antimicrobial resistance?:

What leads to antimicrobial resistance? http://medicineworld.org/images/blogs/2-2009/antibiotic-bacteria-4010.jpg

Poor quality medicines:

Poor quality medicines http://www.primalperformance.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/omega3-fish-supplement-oil.jpg

Poor surveillance system:

Poor surveillance system http://www.coliccalm.com/images/ColicCalm-Formulation.jpg

Poor infection prevention and control system:

Poor infection prevention and control system http://www.amaderdesh.com/desh/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Hospital-for-poor-primarily-%E2%80%98serves-the-rich%E2%80%99.jpg

Inappropriate use of medicines:

Inappropriate use of medicines http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0aKgZckokCU/S5pYPRN74_I/AAAAAAAABPA/SDp2eqk-aT8/s320/pills.jpg

Decline in the development of new antimicrobials:

Decline in the development of new antimicrobials http://cybermedicinestore.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/stem-cell-research.JPG

WHO’s “call for action” in 2011:

WHO’s “call for action” in 2011 http://dgforum.zunia.org/typo3temp/pics/be0cf6433a.jpg Organize a worldwide public awareness campaign focusing on AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis epidemics Call on stakeholders and governments to implement practices to prevent and counter microbes

Your Valuable Contribution:

Your Valuable Contribution Make donations to any WHO centre in your region Donate in NGOs or non-profit organizations Organize small events in your office with colleagues spreading awareness about 2011 theme http://www.allthingschristmas.com/pics/charity1.jpg

Create a better world for a better tomorrow!:

Create a better world for a better tomorrow! http://files.myopera.com/heartbreakkid1/blog/GreenWorld.jpg

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