Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs, said that the safe use of antimicrobials is an imperative to eliminate bacterial resistance, noting that the rational use of medicines represents a shift towards protecting the patient from the harms that result from the irrational use of them, and that they must be used Antibiotics under medical supervision, as an excess of them leads to the emergence of a strain of bacteria that is resistant to antimicrobial types, such as the Covid pandemic.
Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din stressed the need for concerted efforts to confront the misuse of antimicrobials, improve public awareness, monitor resistant organisms, and implement evidence-based practices to prevent and control infection, pointing out that Egypt has great potential and distinguished cadres, as it eradicated schistosomiasis, polio, hepatitis, and she managed the covid pandemic very professionally.
Fight against bacterial resistance
He pointed out that among more than 10 diseases that cause death in the world, 4 of them are related to the respiratory system, so it is necessary to use antimicrobials well, and to set broad lines in every medical specialty in a scientific and similar manner to different countries of the world, continuing: We should go to Manufacturing new and more effective drugs, as drug innovation contributes to combating bacterial resistance.
This came during his speech at the second medical conference for the optimal use of antimicrobials and infection control (AMR), which was organized by the Public Authority for Health Care, under the auspices of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, and in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention (honorary president of the conference). Dr. Ahmed Al-Sobky, President of the General Authority for Health Care and General Supervisor of the Comprehensive Health Insurance and Decent Life projects at the Ministry of Health and Population (conference chair), Dr. Maha Al-Rabat, former Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed Taha, President of the General Authority for Health Accreditation and Control, and Dr. Naima Al-Qaseer, The representative of the World Health Organization in Egypt, and Dr. Amr Kandil, Assistant Minister of Health and Population for Preventive Affairs, in addition to the participation of Dr. Wendy Almy, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Unit at the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC “online”.