Country: South Africa
Delegate Name: Dylan Potter
World Health Organization
the Republic of South africa
Forest Hills eastern
The problem of antibiotic resistance grows extensively everyday. Antibodies are greatly important to the health and wellbeing of all humans and some animals.This is very bad for not only the Republic of South Africa but also the rest of the world. Antibiotic microbial resistance is approximated to take 700,000 lives a year. In 2050, it is estimated that number could rise to 10 million. This could lead to premature death all across the globe. And you cannot forget about the food, the food is starting to become resistant to long lasting antibiotics such as carbapenems, tigecycline, and colistin, this is increasing among gram-negative bacteria in south africa which is posing a threat to food safety.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem worldwide. There are increasing concerns regarding antimicrobial resistance due to its substantial impact on morbidity, mortality and costs. The Republic of South Africa has signed treaties such as the African Medicines Agency which will help the current state of the health system in the Republic of South Africa. South Africa has created the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) a source of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases. The Republic of South Africa stands by what they say, antibiotic resistance needs to be reduced in everyday life. The Republic of South Africa stands by this because they believe this would reduce death rates due to a decrease in microbial resistance.
The antibiotic resistance is in clear need of a solution. The Republic of South Africa proposes that there be an interdisciplinary National Advisory Committee. Also setting standards for laboratory practices to ensure quality diagnosis of pathogens. Calls upon all member countries to enhance education and mandation of vaccinations of humans and animals. Requests enhanced nation surveillance of resistant bacteria in humans and animals. South Africa is actively promoting education of proper hygiene. Encouraging each member country to create policies and procedures for antimicrobial prescriptions for doctors and verts to follow. South Africa requests countries provide continuing education about antibiotic resistance to doctors and veterinarians.. This is the Republic of South Africa’s plan to help solve antibiotic resistance.