According to a recent report published by WHO, not more than 34 countries have optimal plans in place to take on antibiotic resistance. It is a clear evidence that only a few nations can tackle the superbug infections, and if things turn bad, even the basic healthcare system gets exposed to this threat.
What Else WHO Had To Say:
World Health Organization conducted a survey some time back and came to know that most of the countries didn’t have any proper government plan to handle this problem. Out of all the countries, only 133 responded to WHO’s survey. Not more than a quarter of these nations agreed that they had a proper strategy to address this issue.
The current approach of most of the countries concerning resistant superbugs has forced the senior scientists of WHO to have a worrisome feeling. According to Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security, WHO, it’s the major concern in today’s time. The situation is getting worse day by day, which is transforming parasites and viruses into resistant.
It’s not happening in any particular region or state, but all over the world; hence, unless all the countries come together and put collective efforts to sort out this problem, no solution is possible. All the antivirals and antibiotics are used to treat problems such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, HIV and tuberculosis.
WHO claims that quite a few countries have good enough plans to keep antibiotics preserved safely. Most of these countries are located in wealthier regions like North America and Europe where health system well-organized. Such countries, where scientific capabilities are advances, put more attention towards resistant superbug issue than those which face funding and technical problems.