At this year's Social Good Summit, Kevin Watkins sets out the case for tackling pneumonia, and the reasons the disease has been ignored for so long.
"The battle against pneumonia is one that we can win, but we have to wake up."
Watch his full and impactful speech below:
The discovery of antibiotics has resulted in improved health, better treatment outcomes, and prolonged life expectancy. In plants and animals, it has led to improved treatments for diseases, resulting in increased agricultural productivity. Recently, however, the benefits of these drugs have been challenged by Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Drug resistance means that diseases take longer to treat and are more severe and in some cases leading to lifelong ailments or death, causing reduced productivity and loss of income.
Zimbabwe is among the pilot countries that have been selected by Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health OIE to raise awareness of AMR, thus mitigating the threats it poses.
This video highlights the threats posed by AMR and what can be done to address it. View the video below or click here.