CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2019
"AWaRe" a new tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was launched by;
A)
FAO
B)
WHO
C)
UNICEF
D)
UNESCO

Correct Answer : Option (A) - WHO

Note : The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign "AdoptAWaRe, Handle antibiotics with care" urging governments to adopt a tool named "AWaRe" (Access, Watch, and Reserve), to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs. It is developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List. It classified antibiotics into three groups - Access (antibiotics used to treat the most common and serious infections), Watch (antibiotics available at all times in the healthcare system), and Reserve (antibiotics to be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort). The aim is to increase the proportion of global consumption of antibiotics in the Access group to at least 60% and to reduce the usage of the antibiotics at risk of resistance from the Watch and Reserve groups.