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Is antimicrobial resistance a food safety issue?

This year the 7-day annual campaign previously known as World Antibiotic Awareness Week has undergone a change in name. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is taking place on 18-24 November 2020 to promote the reduction of antimicrobial use so as [...]

Codex task force seeking consensus on antimicrobial resistance

Interview with Professor Yong Ho Park during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week The 43rd Codex Alimentarius Commission, which ended on Friday 6 November focused on the draft standards relayed by the committees that were held since September 2019. Among the topics discussed [...]

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2020: New language versions of the technical brief on WASH and AMR now available!

Antimicrobial-resistant microbes that can cause infections (pathogens), along with antimicrobials themselves, can be present in the environment. Contamination of the environment with animal and fish waste containing antimicrobial residue can persist and travel (spread).

Drug-resistant infections threaten to become next pandemic

As antimicrobial resistance (AMR) drastically rises threatening to turn into the next pandemic with serious implications for global health, agri-food systems and economies, FAO is calling on actors across all sectors, from farmers to cooks, producers to consumers, to accelerate efforts to prevent the [...]

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020: Sounding the alarm that AMR is here and now

Today marks the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020. WAAW is a week of global action, events and activities to raise awareness of the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The annual campaign takes place on 18-24 November led by [...]

Healthier food systems: FAO and EU step up work against Antimicrobial Resistance

FAO officers met with colleagues from the EU Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to take stock of joint activities and explore new opportunities for collaboration, especially in the [...]

Looking for comments: launch of public review

7 October. Today the Development Law Service of FAO (LEGN) launched the public review of the “Methodology to analyse AMR-Relevant Legislation in the Food and Agriculture Sector – Guidance Document for Regulators”, available in English, Spanish, French and Russian.   The public [...]

¿Sabes el impacto que tiene el cambio de comportamiento para contener la RAM?

Recientemente FAO realizó el webinar "Reunión inicial y aprendizaje conjunto del conocimiento conductual", en el cual participaron expertos en antropología, medicina tropical y conocimiento conductual, para analizar el impacto que tiene la comunicación de riesgos y la generación de conocimientos [...]

FAO y países definen hojas de ruta para mitigar los riesgos de la RAM

En el marco del proyecto “Contención de la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos en los sistemas de producción de alimentos terrestres y acuáticos, bajo el enfoque Una Salud en América Latina” (Proyecto Integrado), que se realiza en Bolivia, Ecuador, Perú y [...]

FAO y siete países sudamericanos avanzan en contención de la RAM, bajo el enfoque Una Salud

FAO-ATLASS es la herramienta que sirve para evaluar y definir objetivos, con la finalidad de mejorar los sistemas nacionales de vigilancia de la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos (RAM) en los sectores de la alimentación y la agricultura. Está compuesto por [...]
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