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4) Globally, thousands are succumbing to untreatable superbug infections on a daily basis, making antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the most significant challenges the world faces today. Discuss the underlying causes of such an issue and suggest way forward.(250 words)

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4) Globally, thousands are succumbing to untreatable superbug infections on a daily basis, making antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the most significant challenges the world faces today. Discuss the underlying causes of such an issue and suggest way forward.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered one of the most significant challenges the world faces today. The article highlights the major causative factors.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain the cause of such a health menace facing the world and the consequences of it.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define what AMR is.

Body:

Discuss few facts about the menace.

Then elaborate on the major causes – role of doctors in prescribing antibiotics, lack of cleanliness in hospitals and sanitation in the community, ill-informed patients, discontinuity in dosage etc.

 Enumerate the result/consequence of these issues.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suggestions as to what needs to be done.

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