We now actively support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) – World Antimicrobial Awareness Week to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as next global health threat and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers. AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.
Check out WHO site on Antimicrobial Resistance.
The objective of the campaign is to make Health Care Professionals aware of the role of wound management in the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. We promote our Wound Warriors campaigns from our brands Leukoplast and Cutimed with the aim to recruit more “wound warriors”. Making our customers, partners and stakeholders learn more about antimicrobial resistance in wound care and discover we can support them in this fight.
Read more about AMR and Essity’s participation in the United Nations Foundation Expert group to combat and learn more about AMR.
Listen to our latest AMR podcast ‘Resisting the Resistance’ on Spotify with experts from UNF, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention and Essity. Deep diving into how wound prevention and skincare can save lives and help in the battle against resistant bacteria.
Find out how our Professional Hygiene brand Tork works with solutions that help reduce the spread of Healthcare Association Infections (HAI’s).
Wide range of products including Sorbact® Technology for prevention and infection management in wound care, from Essity.
It is estimated that unless action is taken, the burden of deaths from resistant bacteria could increase to 10 million lives per year by 2050. As a key provider of hand hygiene and wound care solutions, we want to support the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Listen to Prof. Dr Karsten Hemmerich explain the fact that more than 34 million people suffers from chronic wounds and what can be done to fix it.