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Increasing threat of animal-to-human diseases – and antibiotic resistance in both – ring alarm bells at international conference

Zoonotic diseases and misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans resulting in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are converging in Asia-Pacific countries with potential deadly effects, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today.

FAO and WHO meet with the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) delegate at the Green One UN House in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Dame Sally Claire [...]

Engaging Viet Nam in the global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance using One Health approach

The Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), FAO Viet Nam together with the National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR) launched the project “Engaging the food and agriculture sectors in sub‐Saharan Africa and South and South‐East Asia in the global [...]

FAO partners with Swedish university in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance threatens to thrust the world into a post-antibiotic era where today’s life-saving medicines fail. Slowing the development of drug-resistant microbes is the aim of a new partnership between FAO and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Preserving effectiveness of antimicrobials through safe, prudent use

Antimicrobials are essential in treating human and animal infectious diseases. However, misuse and overuse of antimicrobials result in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) which make them less or ineffective at treating diseases.  AMR has now been recognized as a significant threat to [...]

High level Tripartite Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance to be held in Cambodia

International and national animal and public health; and environment experts will gather in Phnom Penh for the fifth time to discuss the action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Cambodia.

Indonesia Raising Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance

This year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) just ended on 19 November 2017. FAO ECTAD Indonesia, together with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of the Republic Indonesia and other related stakeholders successfully held several events which aimed to raise people’s [...]

La FAO accompagne les acteurs nationaux du secteur alimentaire dans la lutte contre la résistance aux antimicrobiens (RAM)

La résistance aux antimicrobiens (RAM) intervient lorsque des bactéries, des virus, des parasites et des champignons développent une résistance aux médicaments qui avaient été auparavant utilisés pour les traiter. Selon une étude récente, chaque année, environ 700 000 décès sont [...]

More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

Efforts to confront the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gathering momentum, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support that is boosting national capacities to respond to the problem, FAO said today. [...]

FAO celebra en la Región de América Latina y el Caribe la "Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Uso de los Antibióticos"

Durante el 14 de Noviembre, en Santiago de Chile, en la Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe se llevó a cabo un evento intitulado "Combatiendo Juntos la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos", en el marco de [...]
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