News from the WHO

At the World Health Assembly of the WHO a number of interesting topics were raised in 2014, among others a resolution on Antimicrobial Drug Resistance. The use of antibiotics in humans and animals is a growing concern for governments and health care providers. There needs to be more awareness both among health providers and the public that it is important to take more care in using antibiotics, and good hand hygiene and other measures to prevent infections should be emphasized.

Therefore the WHO urges the Member States to “strengthen drug management systems, support research to extend the lifespan of existing drugs, and to encourage the development of new diagnostics and treatment options.”

As was highlighted at the recent webinar on Healthcare Associated Infections hosted by the Nonwovens Industry, awareness and use of multiple single-use products will be very advantageous in this context. Feel free to contact us for more details:

You can read more the WHO press-release with more about the World Health Assembly here: