Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week 2020

By Tafara R. Dandadzi What is Antimicrobial Resistance? According to the Africa Union Center for Disease Control (AUCDC), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when antimicrobials undergo genetic changes. Most microorganisms have used their survival mechanisms ( genetic changes) to resist the effect of Antimicrobials. The misuse, abuse and overuse of Antimicrobials in human health and animal […]

By Tafara R. Dandadzi* The World Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Week (WAAW) is set to take place, November 18th to 24th 2020. So what is Antimicrobial Resistance, and why should we be concerned about it, especially in a time that the world is dealing with a pandemic? Antimicrobial Resistance is the unfortunate situation when bacteria, viruses, […]