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Antimicrobial resistance toolkits for health professionals

Toolkits to help health professionals raise awareness of and educate the public on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have been developed by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Health Education England and partners.

Available in numerous resources and materials, the toolkits aim to encourage best practices for using antimicrobials responsibly among the general public, health workers and policy-makers to avoid further development and spread of drug-resistant infections.

A recent global review of AMR and its future impact estimates that there would be 10 million global AMR deaths annually from the year 2050 if nothing is done to preserve the current effective antibiotics or if nothing is done to develop new ones.

The UKHSA has created a blog collating the various toolkits.

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