APUA Abu Dhabi
STATUS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
Antibiotic resistance problems in Abu Dhabi stem from:
Lack of regulation in human use
Lack of surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance
Lack of updated antibiotic use and treatment guidelines
Lack of continuing medical education on antibiotic use for prescribers
These problems challenge the ability to effectively treat infectious diseases that are prevalent in Abu Dhabi, such as acute respiratory infections.
APUA Abu Dhabi was founded in 2010.
Chapter Objectives and Priorities:
Establish surveillance system
Educational and awareness campaigns for health care professionals and the public
Engage stakeholders to streamline efforts and interventions
Develop policies and guidelines
APUA Abu Dhabi held its first meeting in June 2010. It is currently comprised of 21 members and they are inviting more healthcare professionals to join. They plan to engage in many activities including surveillance projects, consumer and patient education, prescriber training, advocacy, development of reports, and collaborations with other organizations.
Dr. Mohammed Abuelkhair, President, Govt. Regulations
Dr. Rayhan Hashmey, Hospital, Infectious Disease
Dr. Nawal Al Kaabi, Hospital, Infectious Disease
Dr. Marthinus Johannes Pitout, Hospital, Laboratory
Mr. Yousuf Naqvi, Coordinator, Govt. Regulations
Updated May 2011