EU and WHO responses to the threat of Anti-microbial Resistance must include investment in researching alternatives – including homeopathy.
WHO declares its first International Antibiotics Awareness Week and announces its EU annual Antibiotics Awareness Day
It is time both organisations woke up to the potential of homeopathy and other Traditional and Complementary Medicine approaches to playing a key role in providing solutions to the challenge of antibiotic over-use and antimicrobial resistance.
The pharmaceutical industry has admitted that it is facing great difficulty developing new antibiotics to replace existing medicines which are rapidly losing their effectiveness as a result of long-term overuse and mis-use in human and animal health.
Meanwhile the pronouncements on the threat to human health grow in severity month by month. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety said this week: “ECDC results published today show that the threat of antibiotic resistance is increasing day by day. If left unchecked, it has the capacity to turn the clock back on medicine by a hundred years.
Below this short article are two reference documents, one on the potential of Traditional and Complementary Medicine as a whole published by EUROCAM http://www.cam-europe.eu/ of which ECCH is a member, and the second published by the Homeopathy Research Institute https://www.hri-research.org/ specific to the potential of homeopathy with two evidence-based recommendations for areas of research in animal and human health.
In the light of the global crisis of AMR, those with areas of responsibility in the EU and WHO should take the time to consider both of them.