WHO launches tool for safer use of antibiotics, curb resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global campaign that urges countries to adopt its new online tool aimed at guiding policy-makers and health workers to use antibiotics safely and more effectively. Another objective is to limit drugs that are at risk of resistance.

The tool, known as ‘AWaRe’, classifies antibiotics into three groups:

•Access — antibiotics used to treat the most common and serious infections
•Watch — antibiotics available at all times in the healthcare system
•Reserve — antibiotics to be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort

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