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PAHO/WHO Suriname in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is hosting the World Health Day 2011 Roundtable Discussion on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Date: Thursday, 7 April 2011
Time: 10.00 – 11.30 hours
Location: Academic Hospital Auditorium

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, the organization selects a key health issue and encourages people from all ages and all backgrounds to hold events that highlights the significance of this issue for good health and well-beings. World Health Day provides an unique opportunity for communities from across the world to come together on one day to focus attention on a global health threat and to promote actions that can improve our health.

This year’s theme, Combat drug resistance, was selected for World Health Day in recognition of the effect drug resistance has on our collective health, individually and globally and on recognition that it is a growing threat to achieving global health goals. During this roundtable a number of speakers will deliver a presentation on this topic, which is not a new problem but one that is becoming more relevant every day.
On this day the antibiotic board will also be installed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Celsius Waterberg.

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