Antimicrobial Resistance

About AMR

What is it?
What is it?
FAO's role
FAO's role
Who we are
Who we are
Key sectors
Key sectors

Antimicrobial drugs are key in the treatment of diseases, and their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials misuse in the livestock sector, aquaculture and crop production is a major concern as a risk for emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant micro-organisms.

Key facts

In 2019, 5 million human deaths were associated by bacterial antimicrobial resistance worldwide, including 1.3 million human deaths attributable to bacterial AMR (The Lancet)

27 different antimicrobial classes used in animals

Total global animal health market in 2011 was equivalent to USD 22 billion (OECD)

118 countries reported quantitative data on antimicrobial use in animals between 2015 and 2017, an increase from 89 reporting in 2015

Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Partner Trust Fund annual report 2021

Progress against the overarching AMR MPTF results matrix is now being reported for the first time.

Strategic Framework for collaboration on antimicrobial resistance. Together for One Health

The document reflects the joint work of the Quadripartite partners to advance a One Health response to Antimicrobial Resistance.

Foodborne antimicrobial resistance: Compendium of Codex standards

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious global health threat and a food safety issue of primary concern. Governments and international organizations have recognized that the issue has to be approached in a multidisciplinary manner, addressing [...]

News

Preventing antimicrobial resistance together: Quadripartite announces WAAW 2022 theme

The Quadripartite organizations - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as [...]

New Codex AMR project covered on Mongolian TV news

Mongolia is one of the first countries to start assessing their national AMR surveillance system in the food and agriculture sectors. This is part of the new AMR Codex Texts (ACT) project. 

Mongolia planning to assess national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance system

A mission will take place in Mongolia from 20 to 27 June, 2022 to assess the national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance system in the food and agriculture sectors.

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