The World Antibiotics Awareness Week has been officially launched at national level today, 12 November under the theme “Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out”.
Asmara, 12 November 2018- The World Antibiotics Awareness Week has been officially launched at national level today, 12 November under the theme “Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out”.
The program is aimed at increasing the awareness of the public on the safe usage of antibiotics medicines and will be conducted at schools and health facilities as well as through the mass media.
Indicating that antibiotics medicines are important elements in the modern medical world, Ms. Amina Nur-Husein, Minister of health, said that improper application and over dosage of antibiotic medicines would be terribly life threatening.
The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe pointed out that the concerned international institutions are engaged with integrated efforts to ensure the health of humankind and that increasing the understanding of those engaged in the animal and vegetables health has significant contribution in the process.
Delivering the message of WHO, Dr. Josephine Namboze, Representative of WHO in Eritrea, said that expired anti-biotic medicines cause serious danger in the health of patients and called for integrated effort to avoid the mishaps.
Mr. Eyasu Bahta head of the National Medicine and Food Administration at the Ministry of Health and Mr. Afwerki Mehreteab, head of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture, gave briefings on the background and importance of the antibiotics and anti-pests medicines and ways of their application.
The World Antibiotics Awareness Week that is being obseerved for the second time in Eritrea will be accompanied with messages including “Antibiotic medicine does not cure diseases caused by virus”, “Don’t share antibiotic medicine prescribed to you to others”, “Antibiotic medicine doesn’t cure all diseases”.