Josphat Nkole (BSc BMS)                                                               


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health and development threat. Resistant bacteria spread via many routes which are driven by factors such as Poor hygiene , poor sanitation and poor infection control .These three are interconnected key factors contributing to the spread of resistant bacteria in health care facilities as well as in the community. And thus has affected the food and animal sector. Therefore, Bacteria know no boundaries and international traveling and trade help disseminate resistant bacteria across the world. This contributes to the complexity of the antibiotic resistance problem and underpins the fact that it is a global issue .This calls for one health approach novel systems thinking in coming up with solutions to tackle AMR .It needs multi-sectorial approach that calls for integration to implement infection control ,improve hygiene and ensure improved sanitation. Community behavioral change towards these drivers of AMR  is of paramount .Facilitators of behavioral change such as poverty reduction ,improved water system ,improved  health public policy and community engagement   is key to winning the fight against AMR. As AMR champion need to advocate for collaboration and integrations (Podolsky SH ,2018) in order to address the AMR problem. Also need to intensify research activities so that we better comprehend the trend and develop novel mode of averting AMR using the one health approach

Motivational sentence: Antibiotics do not work against cold and flu. See the doctor always if you have cold and flu to get the right treatment