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April 7 – the day when you should consider health

April 7 – the day when you should consider health

April 7 - the day when you should consider health

Today is World Health Day (World Health Day). It was established in 1948 on the initiative of the World Health Organization, according to "Calendar of Events". A first celebration took place in 1950. The purpose of the Day of Health – to convey to people the importance of health in their lives and take stock of health.

For this every year the organizers choose their motto and main theme. For example, in 2009, the main theme of World Health Day was security medical facilities and assistance to people affected by emergencies. The following year, 2010, as a motto taken the phrase "1000 cities – 1000 lives". Then the main topic of discussion and propaganda became urbanization and its impact on health.

But this year the theme are antimicrobial resistance. The question of immunity of bacteria to antibiotics is becoming increasingly important. Are born invincible bacteria, which has been dubbed the "super bacteria". These include, for example, Staphylococcus aureus.

WHO predicts that in the near future the world will enter a new resistance level. All because of uncontrolled use of antibiotics by patients. As experts say, is an urgent need to review the treatment strategy of a number of infections, and to search for new forms of antimicrobials.