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Friday, November 10, 2017

Jamaica: Adequate Use of Antibiotics Promoted



Kingston, Nov 10.- The need to create conscience to preserve the power of antibiotics and their impact in foods, people and animals, was promoted by Jamaican Industry, Trade, Agriculture and Fishing Minister Georgette Thompson.

This way, Jamaica joins the countries that will be developing the World Antibiotic Awareness Week from November 13 to 19, under the theme; ´Antibiotic, the end of an Era'.

Thompson insisted on the fact that Jamaicans should work hard to avoid that antibiotics, antiviral and anti-palludic medications become inefficient, working against standard treatments.

'The infections persist, and parasites, bacteria and viruses, might propagate to other persons,' said Miss Thompson.

She said the Ministry will be working with the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization and other stakeholders to execute the activities.

The Senior Veterinary Biochemical Analyst explained that all plans are to ensure that stakeholders in the human, animal and plant health sectors have a shared responsibility in preventing and minimizing the effects of AMR in the country.

Among the activities, Miss Thompson said there will be a session called Media and Medicine forum, a meeting with the community of Kingston, a specialized symposium and meetings with citizens. (Prensa Latina)