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Farmers, frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance

14/11/2018
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations.

Antimicrobial resistance is a threat to lives and livelihoods worldwide

12/11/2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) today in launching World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) in the Near East and North Africa region, celebrated every year in November.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere

12/11/2018
The global tripartite partnership calling for more responsible use of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture (including aquaculture and plant production) has announced it is widening its coverage to include the environment sector.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere

12/11/2018
The global tripartite partnership calling for more responsible use of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture (including aquaculture and plant production) has announced it is widening its coverage to include the environment sector.

Asia-Pacific region moves forward with plans to mitigate the risks of AMR in defence of its crucial aquaculture industry and to protect human and animal health

04/09/2018
The Asia-Pacific region is taking important steps to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) associated with aquaculture in order to to mitigate risks to humans, animals and fish stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today [...]

Experts meet to develop guidelines for monitoring AMR in diseased livestock and poultry in Asia

29/08/2018
Efforts to harmonize antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance systems in animals are advancing in Asia, the region most at risk from increased antibiotic resistance in both animals and humans, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), announced today [...]

FAO-USAID-ICAR training on AMR data management using WHONET5.6

21/08/2018
FAO and USAID in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) organized a 2-days Training Workshop on “Management of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) data using the WHO freely downloadable Windows based software (WHONET5.6)” [...]

FAO-USAID-ICAR training on AST and data management using WHONET5.6

27/07/2018
FAO and USAID in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has organized a 3 day training workshop from 23-25 July 2018 [...]

SADC takes bold move to fight AMR

19/07/2018
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a huge problem, posing serious threats to human, animal, plant, and environmental health in both developed and developing countries. Reversing the threat of AMR before it reaches pandemic levels of global proportion calls for concerted efforts [...]

Countries step up to tackle antimicrobial resistance

18/07/2018
Countries are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but  serious gaps remain and require  urgent action, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health [...]
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