​Minister of Health Shaikh Basil Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision to form a national committee for the rational use of antibiotics in response to the decisions of the United Nations and the World Health Organization to address the misuse of antimicrobials. To rationalize the use of antibiotics in accordance with the latest international developments and to protect patients and society from the complications and burdens of infection with antibiotic-resistant microbes.

The committee is particularly concerned with studying and evaluating the current situation of the use of antibiotics, monitoring antimicrobial resistance cases, causes and factors related to them, preparing a national information base and monitoring the system of prescription, disposal and use of antibiotics in different health centers and centers of the ministry and the national health sector.