HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE

Too much intake of antibiotics can lead to more problems- NAFDAC warns

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against the dangers of continued intake of antibiotics.

The Agency made this known via the Director General, Adeyeye Moji who spoke at the virtual meeting/2021anniversary of World Antimicrobial Resistance Week (WAAW).

The NAFDAC Boss noted that prolonged intake of antibiotics can lead to the microbes developing resistance against other drugs.

Mojisola Adeyeye.

‘’It is in view of this fact; I am delighted to be part of this battle and welcome all our esteemed stakeholders to the front line of this battle. Creating awareness amidst us all is a major step in AMR stewardship to effectively stop resistance.

“The step is unique and is expected, not only to redirect our way of handling and use of antimicrobial agents, but also to yield a significant reduction in the incidence of AMR.

“NAFDAC is using the stakeholders’ meeting to mark her participation in the year 2021 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), targeting professionals in the Healthcare sector, including veterinarians, Animal Husbandry professionals in livestock production, Plant Pathologists and individuals that use antimicrobial agents,” she said.

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