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WHO: World Health Day 2011 - Combat Drug Resistance

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Uploaded on Apr 13, 2011

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, in a video statement to mark World Health Day 2011 and the theme, Combat Drug Resistance, has warned that "In the absence of urgent corrective and protective actions, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common infections will no longer have a cure and, once again, kill unabated." The video statement was released to coincide with the launch of new WHO policy package and a call for action on antimicrobial resistance.

The video also features Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health, Security and Environment as well as Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the Stop TB Department, WHO

More information: http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2...

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