When Drugs That Are Supposed To Heal Us Become Ineffective

You know that one of the threats to their health is now? The fact that many germs have become resistant to antibiotics that are supposed to cure.

The World Health Organization is so concerned about the infection causing germs becoming resistant to medicines your World Health Day last year was dedicated to this global problem.

Prevention is the key.

But while the resistance is judged unavoidable, there are steps we can take to slow it down. These include the development of new antibiotics and more appropriate use of drugs such as antibiotics only when prescribed for certain diseases and completing a course of medication as prescribed by the physician. But one of the most effective and inexpensive defenses is much closer to hand. Handwashing with soap can save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention.

Evidence shows that the hands are an easy way for germs to spread play as many objects and surfaces that may be contaminated with microorganisms that can cause infections.

Unilever's experts are well aware that drug-resistant microbes are evolving and fiercely that the hygiene preventive hands is critical. That is why they are focusing on finding a better germ protection. Lifebuoy soap clinical care10 is the first product in the world to use Activ Naturol protector and helps prevent the spread of a wide range of germs that cause various infections while still being gentle on the skin. **

* Data from the WHO, Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in the world. Geneva: Organization; 1997.

** According to standard tests in accredited laboratories.

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