Saudi Patient Safety Center and Al Nahdi Pharmacies Organize Saudi Conference for Safe Use of Antibiotic
The Saudi Conference on the Safe Use of Antibiotics, which aims to guide the community towards safe use of antibiotics and awareness of prevention of over-the-counter treatment, was held Thursday. The conference was organized by the Saudi Center for Patient Safety and Al Nahdi Pharmacies, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, at Prince Sultan Hall at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.
The conference was followed by a welcoming speech by the representatives of the Saudi Center for Patient Safety and Al Nahdi Pharmacies. Then Professor Benidita Allegranzi, Coordinator of the WHO Infection Control and Prevention Unit, presented a presentation on the issue of "Antibiotic resistance and its overall impact" , Which presented a presentation entitled "Antimicrobial Resistance and Vision 2030: Challenges and Opportunities". The conference also included the participation of other speakers addressing various aspects of the safe use of antibiotics. For interventions and exchange views.
"Antibiotics have revolutionized the medical world, enabled us to treat deadly infectious diseases, and even provided the opportunity for other medical discoveries, such as the use of chemotherapy to treat cancer, organ transplantation," said Dr. Abdul-Ella Al-Husawi, Director-General of the Patient Safety Center. Etc. As part of our efforts to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the National Transformation 2020 and Vision 2030, we have signed an agreement with Al Nahdi Pharmacies series which includes many important items for the health sector to reach the highest levels to achieve a healthy and vibrant society. We want to educate and educate the community about the safe use of antibiotics. "
"We have agreed with the Saudi Center for Patient Safety to work together to spread the culture of the use of antibiotics and to improve the delivery of antibiotics in pharmacies. I would like to emphasize that Al Nahdi has come a long way in this," said Eng. Yasser Juhraji, CEO of Al Nahdi Medical. In particular through the awareness programs that are implemented through the outlets of pharmacies, and we also agreed to activate the drug management and pharmaceutical consultation program.
"The organization of this important conference is part of Nahdi's strategy to be a pharmacy for the entire community, so that we can contribute effectively to the achievement of the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030," said Juhraji. "We are fully aware that our responsibility requires playing an active role in educating the community. One thousand people die each year in Europe due to disease resistance to antibiotics, while the annual cost of health care and productivity losses due to disease resistance to antibiotics in EU countries to 1.5 billion euros.