Antimicrobial resistance week to be launched nationwide hinh anh 1Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)

A communication week on preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will take place from November 16-22 nationwide, as heard at a conference held jointly by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam on October 26 in Hanoi.

Antimicrobial resistance is a multidimensional threat to human survival, public health and the economy and the overall development of Vietnam, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen at the conference.

The week aims to draw more attention from the Party, Government, social organisations and health agencies to programmes for antimicrobial resistance prevention.

It also raises public awareness of implementing antimicrobial resistance prevention solutions in the health, agriculture and breeding sectors, contributing to easing the burden on national health, the economy and society.

Conferences and workshops on antimicrobial resistance prevention, meetings, parades and jogging events are scheduled during the week.

A Facebook fan page named “AMR Week 2015 Vietnam” was established to draw public attention to the event, which is expected to be held annually.-VNA