World Health Day 2011 aims to combat antimicrobial resistance. This is when the microorganisms that make us sick get so used to antibiotics that they are no longer beaten by it.
We live in a time where everyone relies on antibiotics to treat what were once fatal diseases. However, these days antibiotics can be relied on a bit too much, causing certain medicines to become ineffective meaning future generations may not be able to fight these conditions as strongly as we can now.
On April 7th 2011, WHO will call on governments and relevant stakeholders to implement a six-point policy package to combat the spread of these highly resistant microorganisms.