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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Use Antibiotics Properly Always Consult a Doctor

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