Bug fighting drug being misused in many countries
Originally published on B2B Report News
Use of antibiotics drugs has brought disparities across the world, from World Health Organization research it shows that there is insufficient access to the medicines and also some countries overusing the antibiotics. The collated data on antibiotics consumption for human health matter from 65 countries report shows that their wide differences in how people are consuming the antibiotics from different countries.
Moreover, by the use of defined daily dose (DDD) as a measurement which is an average dose a patient needs daily for comparing drug consumption in different countries, the report has shown that Burundi is one of the countries with the lowest rate of antibiotics consumption rate of 4 defined doses per 1000 inhabitants daily.
However, in East Africa, Tanzania and Sudan had the highest antibiotic use rate of 27 and 33 defined doses per 1000 people in a day. Although Mongolia is ranked to be the topmost country across the world with the highest consumption rate of 64 defined doses per day. Ideally, antimicrobial resistance has been brought about by overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
World Health Organization has published a list of twelve bacteria last year which pose the greatest threat to human health since they are antibiotic resistant, however prescription of antibiotics is not properly met this by prescribed for viral infections like cold and flu where there have no benefits, and half of all the doses are considered for growth of livestock.
Professor Samuel Kariuki, director of the Centre for microbiology research at the Kenya medical research Institute, has said that more than 70% of antibiotics that are prescribed are either given unnecessarily or even been used in an improper manner. Though antibiotic play a significant role in the health sector, they are failing to do what they were meant for.
Thus, caution should be taken because it’s estimated that drug-resistant infection are already responsible for 700000 death annually and it can sum up to 10million annually coming 2050.