Background: The WHO's list of major medicines divides antibiotics into three categories: "Access", "Observe" and "Reserve" with recommendations on when each category should be used.
According to WHO scientists  Too many countries either do not have adequate access to antibiotics or misuse antibiotics – even for false diagnoses, livestock, and even plants – resulting in an increase in AMR.
- "We need to ensure that antibiotics work for all," Mariângela Simão, WHO Deputy Director-General for Access to Medicines, said in a press conference calling for proper monitoring and control of prescriptions.
- Another problem is the large gap between and middle-income countries in accessing effective and appropriate antibiotics. According to Simão, more than 1 million children are dying from treatable pneumonia, probably due to lack of access to appropriate antibiotics.
Conclusion: If AMR is not stopped, this will likely lead to a standstill in modern medicine We know it today, "says Hanan Balkhy, Deputy Director-General of the WHO for Antibiotic Resistance.