Resistencia a los antimicrobianos

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Comisión del Codex Alimentarius: 27 - 30 de junio de 2016

La Comisión del Codex Alimentarius, el organismo de las Naciones Unidas encargado de establecer las normas alimentarias, se reúne en Roma del 27 al 30 de junio de 2016 para examinar las normas sobre inocuidad y calidad de los alimentos. Encargado [...]

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 [...]

La FAO pide una acción internacional frente a la resistencia a los antimicrobianos

La resistencia a los antimicrobianos (AMR, por sus siglas en inglés) es una amenaza emergente para la salud pública que requiere un esfuerzo coordinado a nivel mundial frente al riesgo que supone para la seguridad alimentaria, advirtió hoy la Directora [...]

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 [...]

FAO supports measures to minimize and contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

The use of antibiotics for treatment of animal diseases has tremendous benefits for animal health and therefore contributes to supporting the livelihoods of livestock owners—particularly those in the poorest countries—and to propel economic development. However, inappropriate use of antimicrobials for [...]

World Health Day: FAO supports the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and the responsible use of drugs

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is facilitated by inappropriate and irrational usage of antibiotic medications. AMR can be precipitated, for example, by taking substandard doses of antibiotics or not finishing prescribed courses of treatments. Additionally, wrong prescription delivery, low-quality medicines, and poor [...]
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