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Antibiotics Resistance Increases Risk of Disease Spread:Experts

  • Author: Editor
  • Event Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
  • Published on: Thursday, 01 December 2022
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To mark the end of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS) and Public Health Reference Laboratory (PHRL), Khyber Medical University (KMU), in collaboration with the Dosti Welfare Organization (DOSTI) and Global Education Campaign (GEC), organized the World Antimicrobial Awareness Seminar (WAAS) 2022 under the theme "Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together" at Multipurpose Hall in which the panelists highlighted the global issue of Antibiotics Resistivity. 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness, and death. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines become ineffective, and infections become increasingly difficult or impossible to treat.

During the panel discussion, Prof Dr. Rubina Nazli, Dean of KMU-IBMS, talked about the Clinical Perspectives of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria, Dr. Sumaira Afzal, Director of the Center of Biotechnology and Microbiology University of Peshawar, spoke about Antibiotics and the Mechanism of Resistance to Antibiotics. Registrar KMU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleen Gandapur, graced the occasion as chief guest. Dr. Inayat Shah, Director  KMU-IBMS, welcomed all participants. Irfan Khan, the Dosti representative, briefed the audience about the event and its importance. 

Dr. Ibrar Khan, Associate Professor at the Center of Biotechnology and Microbiology University of Peshawar, briefed the audience about Infection Prevention of the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance.

The event was moderated by Dr. Taj Ali Khan, Associate Professor at Khyber Medical University, where more than 300 participants attended the seminar. This interactive event provided an opportunity for all participants to ask questions from the field experts and ended with an Awareness Walk.


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