Resistance isn’t the only problem that can result from antimicrobial overuse. Through decades of research, scientists have begun to realize that microbes, both in our environment and in our bodies, play an important role in maintaining our health.
WASH, which stands for water, sanitation, and hygiene, are basic principles that are extremely impactful in reducing the burden of infectious diseases. In honor of World Hand Hygiene Day, we’ve teamed up with Lindsay Denny, MPH and Health Advisor at Global Water 2020, to talk about the importance and impact of WASH in the fight against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
Tune into the webinar on April 28, 2021 to learn more about how PACCARB and groups like the IDSA are working to further the use of diagnostic tests and the role of infectious disease professionals to help stem the threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Between 1900 and 2020, global average life expectancy increased from 32 to 72 years. However, against this backdrop of health improvement over the past century, we have also seen new pathogens arise more frequently, leading to deadly local outbreaks, regional epidemics, and global pandemics.