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Kenya at the centre of Africa's Antibiotic resistance fight

Kenya has been chosen to host the African events around antibiotic use with increasing concerns about the effects of the misuse of these vital remedies and the impact it is having on public health.

It is the first time for the Regional Tripartite, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO), and the African Union, specifically Africa Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC) and AU Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), to jointly organize the World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a major global threat of increasing concern to human and animal health. Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change and become resistant to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics) to which they were originally susceptible to. This can be due to different factors such as the …