A lot of South Africans are worried that antibiotics are starting to become too much.
It’s not only a problem for people with a variety of infections, but also the elderly.
There is a big push to get antibiotics on sale at pharmacies and online.
We are all worried.
But what exactly does this mean for us?
In the first week of March, South Africa became the first country in the world to introduce an online-only program that lets people buy antibiotic-free generic medication from pharmacies.
The government has estimated that over 60 million people in the country have been exposed to an infection through their daily interactions with the pharmacy and the internet.
The move comes as South Africa is facing a rise in the number of deaths linked to drug-resistant bacteria.
The country is also facing the threat of rising antibiotic-resistant infections, as well as new infections in its hospitals.
South Africa has seen a dramatic rise in drug-resistance in recent years, but it was the introduction of new antibiotics and the increased use of drugs like vancomycin, that is raising concern.
In a statement to The Associated Press, the Health Ministry said the online-first strategy is aimed at providing patients with the best quality of care and lowering costs.
The strategy was first implemented by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), which has been studying the potential of online pharmacies to combat drug resistance.
SAMRC said online pharmacies can lower costs, decrease patient demand and reduce drug-related healthcare costs.
The initiative is part of the South Africa Health System’s (SASHS) multi-million dollar health system.SAMRC is the country’s largest health system, providing health care services to over 8 million people and over 3 million health care workers.SAMRCS chief executive Dr. Paul Njokuwe said the new initiative will save the health system money and lower costs for the health care system.
He said the health sector needs to focus on quality, which means ensuring that medicines are given according to their potential, potency and other medical indications.
The government said it hopes to see more South Africans get the online option in the future.
The Health Ministry also said the initiative will allow the health community to have a greater share of the burden of treating infections.
The program also includes the use of generic medications that can be prescribed through the health insurance plan.
In the last year, the country has seen an increase in antibiotic-resistant infections.
According to the WHO, there were about 3.4 million new infections reported in South Africans in 2015.
The health ministry said the trend is expected to continue in the coming years.
The WHO estimates there are more than 70 million people living in South African hospitals with antibiotic-related infections.
In 2016, the national hospital system reported a record number of infections related to antibiotic- resistant bacteria, which is equivalent to almost one-third of the country.
The ministry says the number has grown by 50 percent over the past year.