A patient suffering from tuberculosis rests in a hospital in India. In poor countries, it is hard enough to ensure basic medicines are readily available. If resources like antibiotics become ineffective as well as scarce, the impact will be catastrophic. Photo: Reuters

Regulate use of medicines to curb drug resistance that’s turning common diseases into killers

Nana Taona Kuo says improved access to drugs, especially the overuse of antibiotics, is fostering antimicrobial resistance that makes diseases harder to treat

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A patient suffering from tuberculosis rests in a hospital in India. In poor countries, it is hard enough to ensure basic medicines are readily available. If resources like antibiotics become ineffective as well as scarce, the impact will be catastrophic. Photo: Reuters
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