Maseru, Nov. 19 — The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a global threat and their effectiveness is now in jeopardy, this was said by the Mr. Molunngoa Sello from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) when launching a two-week AMR awareness campaign.
Mr. Sello said as Pharmacists, they are worried about the use of AMR because several antimicrobial treatments that once worked no longer do so because micro-organisms have become resistant to them.
He said this is mainly caused by the way people use antimicrobials, making an example of whereby a patient was given medication and when she or he feels okay they stop taking medication, put it away and take it again when the same illness comes back.
He said that is wrong because micro-organisms learn to attack the body even harder as they get used to the way a patient takes their medication in a wrong way, adding that having medication to its full term as prescribed is very crucial. . .