United Nations Mobilizes in Response to Superbugs
“If we fail to address this problem quickly and comprehensively, antimicrobial resistance will make providing high-quality universal healthcare coverage more difficult if not impossible. It will undermine sustainable food production. And it will put the sustainable development goals in jeopardy.” This is what United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon said recently before the UN general assembly met to discuss antimicrobial resistance. This high-level meeting of the UN general assembly was only the fourth time the organization has met to discuss any health issue.
An estimated 700,000 people die annually as a result of drug-resistant infections, therefore combatting superbugs has become extremely important for the 193 members of the UN. The reality is that this number of 700,000 is only an estimate – we lack a system that allows for accurate tracking of deaths due to superbugs. For example, an investigation by Reuters has revealed that in the United States tens of thousands of death each year are mistakenly not being attributed to superbugs. The arrival of superbugs is not new. In fact, scientists have known for years that our resistance to antibiotics is on the rise. But it is only now that global agencies are recognizing how dangerous this has become. A few weeks ago, the World Bank announced that if these antibiotic-resistant superbugs are not contained, the global economic impact will be devastating. “The scale and nature of this economic threat could wipe out hard-fought development gains and take us away from our goals of ending extreme poverty,” said the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim. “We must urgently change course to avert this potential crisis.” Imagine a world where a highly treatable disease such as gonorrhea will no longer be treatable. A world where babies are born resistant to all antibiotics – making it virtually impossible to treat common infections and disease.
Future of Disease Management
So what does this mean for our health? It means that we need to learn how to best equip ourselves and our families for the infections, diseases, and ailments that are becoming drug-resistant. To do this we must look at new research and innovations. This is why AHCC is so valuable. AHCC has been used successfully to boost the immune system’s defenses and ease the symptoms of a wide range of health conditions from minor ailments such as colds and influenza, to serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Many acute and chronic conditions can be traced back to one common denominator: compromised immunity. AHCC can help you fight these threats to your health. AHCC turns the dial up on your natural immune response – giving your body a natural and scientifically-backed way to support the fight against disease and infection.
While we have a huge reliance on antibiotics, these drugs are becoming less and less effective. Many people are not aware of natural methods to support your immune system, such as taking an AHCC supplement. With AHCC both your innate and adaptive immunity systems are equipped to respond and react. Yes, the UN is working hard to introduce changes to disease management and treatment, but it may take some time for this large organization to officially mobilize and act. This meeting and declaration to fight superbugs is a tremendous step forward – but you and I cannot sit idly waiting for change. Take advantage of the proven research, science, and options available to you today.