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Last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set out the urgent health challenges it will focus on for the next decade. A key focus is to reduce antimicrobial resistance. There are many ways to go about this – and something as simple as choosing the right cleaning products can help.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said:
“As a new year and a new decade kick off, WHO is releasing a list of urgent, global health challenges. This list, developed with input from our experts around the world, reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to invest enough resources in core health priorities and systems. This puts lives, livelihoods and economies in jeopardy. None of these issues are simple to address, but they are within reach…
We need to realize that health is an investment in the future… health security cannot be a matter for ministries of health alone… All the challenges demand a response from more than just the health sector. We face shared threats and we have a shared responsibility to act… the next 10 years must be the ‘decade of action’.
We all need to protect the medicines that protect us
WHO states that ‘protecting the medicines that protect us’ is one of the major challenges that must urgently be addressed:
“Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens to send modern medicine back decades to the pre-antibiotic era, when even routine surgeries were hazardous. The rise of AMR stems from myriad factors that have come together to create a terrifying brew, including unregulated prescription and use of antibiotics, lack of access to quality and affordable medicines, and lack of clean water, sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention and control”.
But what is WHO doing to help?
WHO is working with national and international authorities in the environment, agriculture and animal sectors to reduce the threat of AMR by addressing its root causes, while advocating for research and development into new antibiotics.
And what can you do?
Can cleaning products really reduce antimicrobial resistance?
Well, they certainly can help. By choosing products that are packed with naturally sourced, plant-based helpful probiotic bacteria. That are not chemical or synthetic, that restore ecological balance and:
– Reduce rather than fuel antimicrobial resistance.
– Reduce the numbers of harmful bacteria in the environment in a safe and mechanical way.
– Reduce the risk of contracting bacterial infections – and so reduce the need for antibiotics.
Contact us to learn more about the probiotic cleaning product ranges for your sector. Ranges include commercial, residential, fitness and healthcare cleaning or animal care and hygiene for farms, pets, horses and fish.
Make the easy and responsible switch and to probiotic cleaning products and start reducing your contribution to antimicrobial resistance today.
Read our News Post on How Probiotic Cleaning Products Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance.