The international seminar on antibiotic resistance was launched today in Nazarbayev University under the auspices of National Laboratory Astana and International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)/ The seminar is dedicated to the use of antibiotics in the treatment of people, including children. Scientists from Europe, USA, India, Japan, Israel, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Kazakstani researchers and practitioners take part in the seminar.
According to Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, Director General of National Laboratory Astana, the widespread antibiotic resistance around the world became a serious danger that is manifested today in every region of the world and begins to have a negative impact on man’s health regardless of age and origin.
Global collective action to address this threat includes proposals for the preparation of international treaties on antimicrobial resistance, as well as coordination in government agencies in health, food safety, veterinary and environmental protection.
It is expected that within two days scientists will highlight in their work the reasons for resistance to drugs in the population of people and the spread of resistant strains between humans and animals. In addition, alternative treatments data will be made public, as despite calls for new types of antibiotic therapy, new drugs are being developed less. Researchers from the U.S. will talk about national and international programs to monitor the threats to drug resistance.