Prudent use of antimicrobials crucial to overcoming resistance

Brunei Darussalam is not exempted from the threats of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the form of adverse effects such as  incurable infections, increased morbidity and mortality, and increased costs from increased patient care and advanced treatment, including treatment with antimicrobials. Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar shared this in conjunction with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020 themed ‘United to Preserve Antimicrobials’. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.