The Ministry of Health (MOH) has made efforts to help mitigate the impact of AMR on the health of Ghanaians, as well as the health system in Ghana. The MOH inaugurated the Ghana AMR Stakeholder Platform in 2011 to develop the needed interventions necessary to manage AMR in Ghana. The MOH also embraced the ReAct (Action against antibiotic resistance) project to support national efforts at combating AMR. The results from the above work is a comprehensive and specific policy which is intended to support the existing health system to work in such a manner as to minimize the effect of AMR. [Read more...]
Brazzaville, 8 May 2015 – The African Region is facing an increasing risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. AMR and its spread will compromise health security in the Region as many standard medical treatments will fail or turn into high-risk procedures causing prolonged illnesses, high health care expenditures, and greater risks of death.
Accra, March 18, GNA - Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health has called for an effective surveillance to monitor the use of antimicrobials and its occurrence of resistant bacteria in both humans and animals.
He said research had shown that many lives had been lost as a result of diseases of bacterial origin and misuse of antibiotics was becoming a global medical concern.