Antimicrobial resistance - also known as drug resistance - is the theme of World Health Organization's (WHO) World Health Day 2011.
We live in an era in which we depend on antibiotics, and other antimicrobial medicines to treat conditions that decades ago, or even a few years ago in the case of HIV/AIDS, would have proved fatal. When antimicrobial resistance occurs, it renders these medicines ineffective.
Drug resistance's global spread, threatens the continued effectiveness of many medicines used today to treat infectious diseases.
Join us combating drug resistance!
For more info, go to: http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2011/en/index.html