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A health brings together various health sectors to fight antibiotic resistance

[embedded content]In this clip, Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, Clinical Pharmacologist with Infectious Diseases, and Professor at Ohio State University, Pharmacy…

In this clip, Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, Clinical Pharmacologist with Infectious Diseases, and Professor at Ohio State University, Pharmacy Times describes One Health, a movement dedicated to pooling various fields that handle antibiotics to prevent the abuse of these bacteria that kill drugs.

Antibiotic resistance is a major global health hazard, with an estimated 700,000 deaths from drug-resistant bacterial infections each year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) press release. In addition, drug resistance in animals is an concern, since animals are often affected by the same microbes as humans, with 60% of human diseases being traced back to animals. When bacteria in animals become drug resistant, people are at greater risk of being infected with severe treatment diseases, according to WHO.

A health and WHO collaborate to acknowledge the annual world-antibiotic awareness week for the protection of humans, animals and the environment against antibiotic-resistant infections. th

A health acknowledges that no group, including human health personnel, veterinarians, agricultural departments or food safety management, is responsible for resistance and that all sectors involved must take collective measures to protect against drug resistance, according to release.

Dr. Goff: We are in a world healthcare crisis. We run out of effective antibiotics, so we have to find different ways of engaging people, and that’s why we spend 1

week around the world. So, engaging people, you know, I used to think if you can only prescribe antibiotics in a hospital, so you’ve done everything, but it’s far bigger than that. Therefore, we have developed, and I personally, from only antibiotic treatments in hospital settings to a One Health antibiotic’s stewardship approach, and people go “good, what’s a health?” A health is really the big picture of antibiotic treatment.

CDC tells us that 80% of antibiotics in the United States are actually prescribed to animals, not humans, and most raise eyebrows when you say it’s “what?”. But if you think of it as a consumer, you probably go to a fast-food restaurant like chipotle or pan, and what do they advertise? Antibiotic free chicken. Where did that thought ever come from? Well, the use of antibiotics in animals in the United States was used for growth promotion, just to grease them faster. What a terrible way to use an antibiotic. So in 2017 it has been banned.

So, now working in One Health, I work with Ohio State University One Health Antibiotics Stewardship Program, and what makes it leads to experts from human medicine, that’s myself, veterinary medicine, food safety , agriculture, all under an umbrella to talk about responsible use of antibiotics.

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