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At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

OPGA / WHO / FAO / OIE Joint News Release World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.

Superbugs: Why We Need Action Now

Many global health crises are dramatic—think of SARS, Ebola, or Zika. New or forgotten diseases erupt or re-emerge, initially defying our understanding, causing serious illness, suffering, and death, traveling swiftly around the world, creating fear and anxiety and damaging economies. [...]

Reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

FAO today pledged to help countries develop strategies for tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains, as governments prepare to debate the emerging challenge posed by medicine-resistant "superbugs" next week at the UN General Assembly.

Codex Alimentarius Commission: 27-30 June 2016

The United Nations food standards body Codex Alimentarius Commission is meeting in Rome from 27 to 30 June 2016 to examine food safety and quality standards. Charged with protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in the food trade, the Codex [...]

Zimbabwe: Adopting a One Health Approach to fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobials, including antibiotics, antifungal, antimalarial and antiviral drugs, play a very critical role in combating infectious diseases in both human and veterinary medicine. However, in recent years there has been a dramatic increase in resistance to the antimicrobials used [...]

Working together to address AMR

FAO and Ministries of Health and Agriculture in Kenya hold a national Multi-stakeholder (One Health) Workshop on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance. The first national cross-sectoral consultative workshop on Antimicrobial Use (AMU) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) related to agriculture, livestock production, fisheries [...]

FAO calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday.

MARD and FAO take the first step towards safer use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in livestock in Viet Nam

Da Nang, Viet Nam - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a multi-dimensional threat to human survival, public health, trade and economy and the over-all sustainable development of the country. Antimicrobial resistance is a growing human and economic threat in Viet [...]

Webinar on antimicrobial resistance

The importance and increase in the use of antibiotics has lead to the raise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), raising huge concerns worldwide due to its public and animal health implications. In response, FAO is addressing AMR as a cross-sectoral issue. [...]

FAO Statement on World Veterinary Day 2012 - Antimicrobial Resistance

On World Veterinary Day, Saturday 28 April, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) renews its call for the responsible use of antimicrobials for veterinary care in food production animals, to ensure these treatments will continue to [...]

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