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Fight the Fakes will be in Ghana the second time this year to do what it does best: Raise awareness about falsified medicines at the Wellcome Trust Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance from 19-20 November. The focus will be specifically on fake antibiotics and their role in spreading antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
AMR is recognized as one of the most challenging global health threats today, and fake antibiotics can be a significant contributor to spreading AMR. According to WHO, one-third of all falsified and substandard antimicrobials reported were first and second choice antibiotics, meaning they are widely available.
Fake antibiotics can contain an insufficient amount of active ingredients, which increases the risk of antimicrobial resistance. This is why it is key Fight the Fakes contributes to the fight against superbugs and raises awareness about the dangers of falsified antibiotics.
The Call to Action, organised by the Wellcome Trust in partnership with the Inter-Agency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance, and co-hosted with the governments of Ghana and Thailand, and the United Nations Foundation, is a key event to discuss which are the critical gaps in tackling drug-resistant infections.
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You can also DOWNLOAD our Wellcome CTA on AMR Flyer.
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#Fakemeds can contain sub optimal doses of active ingredients, which contributes to drug resistance
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