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POSITION PAPER Committee: World Health Organization Topic: Antibiotic resistance as a threat to the public health Country: Sweden School: III Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Adama Mickiewicza w Katowicach

Noble delegates, most distinguished Chairs, Around the world, antibiotics are widely used to treat bacterial infections, both in human and in a veterinary medicine. The discovery of penicilin, by Alexander Fleming in 1928, was a great achievement in medicine. Antibiotics are helpful, although they can also have negative effects on health if they’re used inappropriately and in an excessive fashion. Antibiotic resistance, which fast growing we were observing in the past several years, has become a global problem. Even though it existed long before the medical use of antibiotics was discovered. Resistant bacteria is a serious issue which is hazardous to the public health. In Europe 25,000 deaths were estimated in 20...