WHO, World Health Organizations, has announced a research report on the two-years period 2016-2018 that has collected data on the consumption of antibiotics in the world that have been detected in 65 countries.
The consumption of antibiotics was evaluated on the basis of the Ddd (defined daily dose) per 1,000 inhabitants, highlighting high differences between minimum and maximum consumption, the difference goes from 4.44 Ddd / 1.000 inhabitants of Burundi, to 64.41 Ddd /1,000 inhabitants of Mongolia, in this range are positioned different countries such as: Canada with 17.05 Ddd / 1,000, Italy with 26.62 Ddd / 1,000 and Germany with 11.49 Ddd / 1,000.
In addition to detecting the different values of use, the report also highlighted the consumption among the different types of the drug and the result was that Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, were found to be the most widely used broad-spectrum antibiotics in Worldwide.
The WHO wants to contribute concretely to the fight of antibiotic-resistance, actively supporting and promoting the process of implementation of monitoring and surveillance systems related to the consumption of antimicrobials.
The basic objective is to encourage countries to review national regulations and drug supply chains to strengthen individual systems and to introduce new health policies to promote the correct use of these antibiotics.
A correct and more conscious use of these medicines can help to preserve their effectiveness, counteracting the growing phenomenon of drug resistance.