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"AWaRe" campaign Launched by WHO to handle AMR

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign named "AWaRe" urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs.
"AWaRe" campaign Launched by WHO to handle AMR

Details:

  • It is developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List.
  • It classifies antibiotics into three groups - Access, Watch and Reserve.
  • The main aim is to increase the proportion of global consumption of antibiotics in the Access group to at least 60% and to reduce the usage of the antibiotics from the Watch and Reserve groups.

About World Health Organization (WHO):

  • WHO was established in April 7, 1948
  • It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The Director-General of WHO is Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Question:

Q. Who has launched a global campaign "AWaRe" urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs?
a. World Health Council (WHC)
b. World Health Organization (WHO)
c. United Nations Health Organization (UNHO)
d. Global Health Council (GHC)
"AWaRe" campaign Launched by WHO to handle AMR "AWaRe" campaign Launched by WHO to handle AMR Reviewed by Neha on June 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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