– The next of the recommendations indicates that it is in a hurry. Åtgärdspunkterna is more concrete and stronger than before, " says Otto Cars, professor of infectious diseases at Uppsala university and founder of the international organization ReAct (Action on antibiotic resistance) which are working against the antibiotic resistance.
in the coordination group which developed the recommendations in a week were laid out on the referral on the WHO's website for comments from, among others, public authorities, governments and organisations. The final recommendations will be submitted to the UN secretary-general António Guterres in our.
– the Spread of resistant bacteria is a cross-border problem. The spread among other things through our travel and healthcare, however, under EU law, so is health care the exemptions from harmonised legislation. That is to say, the EU cannot legislate on common measures, " says Otto Cars.
– In several countries within the EU, it is possible to get prescription antibiotics without a prescription, which increases the too frequent use and thus the risk of resistant bacteria.
so causing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents at least 700.000 deaths in the world per year. A figure which could rise to 10 million by the year 2050 if a number of measures are not followed.
" this is a sensitive issue, there is resistance among the population who is used to getting his antibiotic treatment when you think you need it. However, the political responsibility must increase, and all EU countries should follow Sweden's example and set targets for the use of antibiotics in health care, " says Otto Cars.
In the future the recommendations proposed, inter alia, that: A permanent management team set up instead to the UN now temporary group of experts, that the assistance is directed specifically to work against resistant bacteria, that the exchange of information and coordination of research to produce new antibiotics (needed for example for organ transplants, major surgeries and cancer treatment) increases as well as the technical support to resource-poor countries.
I miss a clearer demands on the rich countries to help those with less resources, "says Otto Cars and continues:
" What is needed is a global behavioural change on the perception of resistant bacteria and antibiotics. And although much has been done so there is a lack of knowledge about how the consequences are if the work is not intensified. We have to face the truth: This is already now so serious that the safety in health care in many countries is under threat. Global interaction and an obvious funding is needed.