Drug resistance

WHO Global Strategy Recommendations

Fundamental priority recommendations are underlined and highlighted in bold
Other first priority recommendations are highlighted in bold.

Patients and the General Community


1.1 Educate patients and the general community on the appropriate use of antimicrobials.

1.2 Educate patients on the importance of measures to prevent infection, such as immunization, vector control, use of bednets, etc.

1.3 Educate patients on simple measures that may reduce transmission of infection in the household and community, such as handwashing, food hygiene, etc.

1.4 Encourage appropriate and informed health care seeking behaviour.

1.5 Educate patients on suitable alternatives to antimicrobials for relief of symptoms and discourage patient self-initiation of treatment, except in specific circumstances.