Antimicrobial Resistance

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Antimicrobial resistance threatens food and income security in Uganda FAO, MAAIF study urges actions to tackle AMR in livestock and fisheries

07/06/2021
Antimicrobials such as antibiotics, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral and pesticide agents, have saved millions of lives, substantially reduced the burden of diseases in people and animals, improved quality of life, contributed to improved food production and safety and helped increase life [...]

FAO Director-General calls at UN General Assembly for decisive action to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

30/04/2021
29 April 2021, Rome/New York - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an increasing threat to global health, food safety and security, potentially also leading to substantial socio-economic damage, and to turn this around, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]

The FAO and OIE pursue development of regional guideline for monitoring antimicrobial use at farm level in the Asia Pacific Region

29/04/2021
Second expert consultation meeting aimed at developing regional guidelines on the monitoring of antimicrobial use at the farm level Bangkok, Thailand. The lack of specific guidelines on monitoring of antimicrobial use at farm level prompted the Food and Agriculture Organization of the [...]

UN General Assembly to hold High-level Interactive Dialogue on Antimicrobial Resistance - a global health and development threat

28/04/2021
Calling for accelerated action to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkır, is convening a High-level Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on [...]

Collaboration key to success with surveillance and monitoring on antimicrobial resistance

18/03/2021
More than 500 participants gathered online on Tuesday 16 March 2021 to learn about the tools and resources that FAO and WHO make available to support countries in establishing and implementing their surveillance and monitoring systems on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). [...]

Talleres 2021sobre Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos en Uruguay

16/03/2021
Entre el 18 de marzo y el 27 de abril de 2021 se realizan talleres virtuales regionales sobre Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos (RAM) en Uruguay. La Organización Panamericana de la Salud y Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS-OMS), la Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal [...]

Understanding culturally-related risk factors for antimicrobial resistance

23/02/2021
Within Maasai pastoralist communities, milk provides a rich source of nutrients and income, especially for women, and plays a central role in cultural and religious ceremonies. Having milk means having livestock, and having livestock means the continuation of the Maasai [...]

Prominent global leaders in science, industry and government meet to step up fight against antimicrobial resistance

26/01/2021
Prominent global leaders in science, industry and government joined today a United Nations effort to fight antimicrobial resistance, described as a slow-moving pandemic by the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu.

Senegal: FAO promotes pioneering initiative to help tackle antimicrobial resistance

03/12/2020
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global threat of increasing concern to human, animal, plant and environmental health. It has implications for food safety, food security and the economic wellbeing of millions of farming households. The health consequences and economic [...]

Don’t let Antimicrobial Resistance take control

03/12/2020
For the 2nd Africa Continental World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, international and regional organizations aim to raise awareness on the risks of AMR, including the drivers of AMR spread between animal-human-food and the environment. Don't let antimicrobial resistance take control. Be [...]
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