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Essity joins United Nations Basis professional group in tackling antimicrobial resistance

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STOCKHOLM, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hygiene and well being firm Essity expands its partnership with United Nations (UN) Basis by becoming a member of a cross-industry group that brings collectively company consultants within the battle in opposition to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Essity is a world supplier of hand hygiene and wound care options, necessities within the battle in opposition to antimicrobial resistance, one of many best international public well being threats predicted to be accountable for 10 million annual deaths worldwide by 20501. Essity has been a accomplice to the United Nations Basis since 2017.

AMR happens when micro organism, viruses, fungi, parasites and different microorganisms change in ways in which make treatment ineffective and infections persist within the physique. The primary causes of AMR are lack of fresh water and sanitation, insufficient an infection prevention/management and antibiotic misuse. The World Well being Organizations (WHO)2 outlines discount of the incidence of an infection by means of efficient sanitation, hygiene, and an infection prevention as one of many key measures in tackling AMR. Essity analysis3 reveals that 73% of most of the people agree that AMR is a menace to international well being and 47% are apprehensive or very apprehensive about AMR.

“To protect life-saving antibiotics for present and future generations, we have to take motion on a world degree. As a hygiene and well being firm with gross sales in 150 nations, Essity addresses points the place hygiene and well being are a part of the answer. Working along with the general public sector and different corporations makes it potential to speed up change with larger affect within the battle in opposition to AMR,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity.

Relating to combating AMR, Essity’s experience is in improved hand hygiene options by means of its Tork® model and an infection prevention and administration. With the manufacturers Cutimed® Sorbact® and Leukomed® Essity offers wound care dressings, that use an revolutionary method to scale back bioburden in wounds with out utilizing any chemically lively brokers, which can assist cut back the extreme use of antibiotics.

“Essity’s experience and expertise from driving antimicrobial stewardship can be an ideal asset to this group of corporations that can contribute coverage and sensible enter to the United Nations-led efforts to battle antimicrobial resistance” says Kate Dodson, Vice President, World Well being Technique, UN Basis, which hosts the cross-industry working group by means of its Enterprise Council for the UN.

To study extra about how Essity fights AMR by means of an infection prevention, please take heed to the episode “Resisting the Resistance” from the podcast sequence “Important Talks“.

Extra details about the Enterprise Council for the UN on the UN Basis, and the Cross-Business Skilled Working Group on AMR, please contact Ilze Melngailis, Senior Director, BCUN imelngailis@unfoundation.org. The Cross-Business Skilled Working Group on antimicrobial resistance is a primary of its variety gathering of main companies from human well being, agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary providers, the monetary sector and different industries driving anti-microbial stewardship and options in lockstep with UN-led international efforts.

1

WHO (2019) New report requires pressing motion to avert antimicrobial resistance disaster

2

WHO (2015) World motion plan on antimicrobial resistance, World Well being Group

3

Essity (2020) Important Initiative Survey 2020-2021, a world research amongst basic public in 15 nations round on a regular basis hygiene and well being behaviors, stigma’s and worries.

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