World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the founding of WHO. Each year, the Organization selects a key health issue, and encourages people from all ages and all backgrounds to hold events that highlight the
signifi cance of this issue for good health and well-being. World Health Day provides a unique opportunity for
communities from across the world to come together for one day to promote actions that can improve our health.
World Health Day 2011: Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow
Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem but one that is becoming more dangerous; urgent and consolidated efforts are needed to avoid regressing to the pre-antibiotic era. For World Health Day 2011, WHO is introducing a six-point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
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