Jordan Times: Antibiotic-resistant infections a critical challenge in Middle East

AMMAN — Doctors and medical experts on Sunday highlighted the need for joint efforts to extend the lifespan of existing antibiotics and reduce the risk of infections as a life-ending health issue with heavy costs.

Participants at the first Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) conference in Jordan, which opened on Sunday, are discussing the prevention and treatment of multi-drug resistant infections as a global public health issue with an increasing urgency in the Middle East.

Marc Schakal, MSF head of mission in Jordan and Iraq, said the organisation — within its recent humanitarian work in Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Pakistan with patients injured in wars and refugees — has documented high levels of multi-drug resistant infectious pathogens.

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