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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Act Together Now to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Hong Kong Strategy and Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
Homepage About AMR Strategic Framework
For General Public For Healthcare Workers Press Releases & Publications
Activities to Combat AMR Health Education Materials Related Links

For Healthcare Workers

  • What can healthcare workers do to combat AMR?
    • Antimicrobials are a precious resource and their effectiveness must be preserved to protect us from infections. Healthcare workers play an essential role in preserving them:
      • Prescribe antibiotics in accordance with therapeutic guidelines in consideration of clinical situations
      • Educate your patients
        • To take antibiotics as prescribed and always complete the full course of medication
        • Discuss about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the dangers of AMR where appropriate
        • Talk about how to prevent infections and their spread. For example, vaccination, maintain good personal hygiene and hand hygiene
      • Apply best practice of infection prevention and control, and to practise frequent hand hygiene
      • Receive seasonal influenza vaccination every year
  • Guidelines and Resources
  • "I-pledge" certificate for responsible use of antibiotics

Please click here to report any suspected illegal sale of antibiotics to the Drug Office