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GenCamp 2018 eyes to raise awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance

By: Joana Marie C. Cruz (Cyclosome)

The Genetics Camp (GenCamp) 2018, on its 13th installment, aims to boost youth’s awareness on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the growing threats in public health.
With the theme, "Conquering PathoGENES: Battle Against Antibiotic Resistance for Health and Immunity”, GenCamp 2018 will focus on the root causes of antimicrobial resistance and the possible ways to combat its effects.
“Effective antibiotics have been one of the pillars allowing us to live longer, live healthier, and benefit from modern medicine. Unless we take significant actions to improve efforts to prevent infections and also change how we produce, prescribe and use antibiotics, the world will lose more and more of these global public health goods and the implications will be devastating,” remarked Dr Keiji Fukuda, the World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General for Health Security.
Fukuda added that without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the…

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