WHO offers a new tool “AWaRe” to contain rising antimicrobial resistance and make antibiotic use safer and more effective.
AWaRe classifies antibiotics into three groups:
- “Access” specifies which antibiotics to use for the most common and serious infections.
- “Watch” specifies which ones should be available at all times in the healthcare system.
- “Reserve” are those that must be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort.
Source: The World Health Organization
Static/Current Takeaways Important For ESIC/EPFO Mains:
- WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland; Director General: Tedros Adhanom.