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Georgia’s Doctors will take instructions from Sanford’s guide to Antimicrobial Therapy

Georgian practitioners were given instructions from Sanford University Guide to Antimicrobial therapy.

National Center for disease control and public health of Georgia (NCDC), hosted a conference on behalf of introduction of rational application of Antimicrobial Therapy.

The Georgian version of 45th edition of the Sanford guide to Antimicrobial therapy was presented on the event. The guide is internationally acclaimed publication and is daily used by any American practitioner.

From today Georgian therapists as well, will take instructions from the book, which has many years’ experience.

The presentation by Dr.Elizabeth Bouvet and Dr.Malvina Javakhadze addressed the European perspective on use of antimicrobial therapy, as well as the instruction for implementation of the Sanford guide for Georgian practitioners.

The event was organized by the Ministry of health, National Center for disease control and public health in the collaboration with GAHSC.

Representatives of the Ministry of healthcare, NCDC, global alliance and Georgia’s regional hospital practitioners attended the event.

Zaza Sopromadze deputy Minister of Healthcare considers Antimicrobial resistance as a global issue;

“We are trying to share European experience to our practitioners, and give them adequate recommendations and instructions. We have translated Sanford University’s guide to Antimicrobial therapy>> National coordination council of Antimicrobial resistance is created in Georgia, In the format of council national strategy has been prepared, which, first of all, means rational pharmaco therapy. This is very important because of antimicrobial resistance related infections, which already overloads health care system is a heavy load. Such infections are difficult to treat and is related to certain costs”.

President of international consulting company, Global Alliance Jean-Elie Malkin talked about overall healthcare condition in Georgia and outlined Antimicrobial resistance as the way to rationalize the use of antibiotics;

“As the president of the Global Alliance, I would like to say we are supporting authorities of Georgia and the Ministry of health and the Minister himself on ongoing process of improving the whole health system and this initiative which has been taken by the Ministry and NCDC of translating Sanford Guide on the using of antibiotics, is fully inline with what we are doing, why inline? Because we are aiming to improve the whole health care system, to improve quality of services, to improve efficiency of services and and what is the most significant to improve the cost effectiveness of services,”Jean-Elie Malkin said.

By using better rationalizing the use of Antibiotics and I am sure this guide will allow all the practitioners to do work in this way, it will also allow doctors in the field of infectious diseases,  to be more effective to provide better quality of services but and to save money, saving money is important because misuse of antibiotics increases the overall cost of health, so not only it will be beneficiary for patients and doctors but also for the whole country.

Antimicrobial resistance is the global challenge of 21st century, which has surpassed state boundaries, expanded to all parts of the world and became pandemic. The rational therapy is on one hand an important intervention to treat infectious diseases and on the other, it is a major instrument to tackle antibiotic resistance.