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>World Health Day 7 April 2011

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Thursday, April 7th, is World Health Day 2011 and this year the focus is on antimicrobial resistance, a growing threat that has the potential to affect each and every one of us.

Antimicrobial resistance: no action today no cure tomorrow

We live in an era of medical breakthroughs with new wonder drugs available to treat conditions that a few decades ago, or even a few years ago in the case of HIV/AIDS, would have proved fatal. For World Health Day 2011, WHO will launch a worldwide campaign to safeguard these medicines for future generations. Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread threaten the continued effectiveness of many medicines used today to treat the sick, while at the same time it risks jeopardizing important advances being made against major infectious killers.

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