World Health Day 2011 is dedicated to antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to patient care and disease control throughout the world.
Efforts surrounding this day seek to raise awareness of factors that contribute to antimicrobial resistance, to build commitment to common solutions across diseases, and to encourage the implementation of policies and practices that can prevent and contain antimicrobial resistance.
Journalism Award Winners Focus on Drug Resistance in Latin America
Washington, D.C., 17 August 2011- Three journalists whose reports examine the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Latin America won the 2011 Latin American Health Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Red-Salud, the Communication Initiative, and the Imaginary Foundation.
Experts Warn of "Untreatable Infections"
Washington, D.C., 7 April 2011 - The widespread misuse of antimicrobial medications, coupled with poor patient care in health facilities, could lead to a future of deadly "untreatable infections," experts said today in panel discussions organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for World Health Day 2011.