Antimicrobial Resistance

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One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Call for expressions of interest from networks and organizations representing civil society and the private sector. The Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance concluded its mandate by submitting its report to the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) in April 2019. The UNSG reiterated his [...]

Developing Rwanda’s first National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The plan will guide the country’s efforts in the prevention, slow down, and control of the spread of resistant organisms while ensuring the continuous availability of safe, effective and quality-assured antimicrobials and their optimal use.

Aquaculture and AMR experts meet to deliberate the draft regional guidelines on AMR monitoring and surveillance

Regional guideline to harmonize monitoring and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific A number of countries in Asia still lack systematic and regular collection of high quality information on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock and aquaculture. [...]

Tackling AMR, Preventing the Next Pandemic

18 June 2020 - “We must limit the spread of antimicrobial resistance now and treat it as the emergency it is. Otherwise, a century of progress in health, economic and development gains can be jeopardized within a generation timeframe,” stated [...]

How to address the spread of resistant bacterial disease from the environment into the food chain?

FAO, in collaboration with WHO and OIE has developed a new Technical Brief

Reducing antibiotic use in Sudan through a One Health approach

The unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotics can be reduced when human and animal health professionals work together with their patients, clients and communities toward this common objective. This was the conclusion drawn by a national workshop, jointly held by two [...]

Joining hands to promote ‘Handling Antibiotics with Care’ in Africa

Regional Tripartite and AU collaborates to celebrate World Antibiotic Awareness Week

FAO taking a bottom-up approach to understanding antimicrobial use

How we use antimicrobial drugs, like antibiotics, matters. Overuse and misuse are driving antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – an increasingly serious threat to the global health of people, animals and the planet. AMR happens when microorganisms like bacteria and viruses adapt to [...]

FAO launches Progressive Management Pathway for Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobials are a precious resource. They treat infections in people, animals and plants. In this way, they also help ensure continuity for agriculture production systems all around the world. Antimicrobials are intrinsically linked to agriculture-based livelihoods, food security and nutrition. However, [...]

Debate in the Federation Council focuses on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Awareness of the urgent need to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) assembled a wide range of experts and practitioners at a round table held at the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament...
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