Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the resistance of microbes against antivirals, antibiotics and antifungals rendering the drugs ineffective making AMR a silent Tsunami in the world due to the increased multi drug resistance.

A call of action needs to be done to address AMR in a multi-sectorial one health approach by human and animal health professionals and environmentalist and it’s also upon me to advocate in AMR stewardship. There is the burden of Antibiotic resistance that has led to increased treatment failure, mortality and financial constraints to both humans and animals.

I have engaged in sensitization of AMR to Animal Health students, I’m planning to engage in more research work on AMR.

“The time may come when penicillin can be bought by anyone in the shops. Then there is the danger that the ignorant man may easily under dose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug, educate them to resist penicillin.” Fleming, 1945

The time foreseen by Fleming is here and its upon us to educate ourselves and also reduce the risk of AMR, lets uphold the Ubuntu slogan “I AM, BECAUSE YOU ARE” I am alive because someone didn’t use antibiotics in food animals for other purpose other than treatment hence antibiotic resistant genes haven’t been spread to me or other people.