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Laboratory analysts trained in 21 provinces to detect antibiotic residues and antimicrobial resistance in Mongolia


To effectively detect antibiotic residues and perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing, the FAO Mongolia team trained more than 50 veterinary laboratory analysts in September 2023. The laboratory training on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) took place in 21provinces. As a joint initiative, these trainings were part of the “Action to support implementation of Codex AMR texts (ACT)” and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) projects. 

“Our goal was to advocate for appropriate antimicrobial use and to organize proficiency testing sessions. The training included theoretical sessions and on-site laboratory practice sessions”, said EnkhturByakharjav, ACT Project Coordinator in Mongolia.  

The participants learned about the principles of analytical screening methods for veterinary drug residue detection, internal control procedures, method criteria and validation, as well as the evaluation and reporting of results. 

JugdermaaGundsamba, a bacteriologist and molecular biology analyst from the Department of Veterinary Service in Bayankhongorprovince, said that this was the first timeshe attended this type of training. 

“I now have the skills and knowledge to conduct these tests in our lab. It is a significant step forward in ensuring the safety of our food and public health”, Gundsamba said. She added that she hopes for more training like this in the future.  

We noticed that most participants lacked some practical experience in antimicrobial susceptibilityand antibiotic residue testing. The feedback showed that the training sessions provided them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills”, said Enkhtuya Jargalsaikhan, theMPTF Project Coordinator in Mongolia.  

Foodborne AMR is a food safety issue. The implementation of Codex AMR standards reduces the emergence and transmission of AMR in food systems, thereby protecting consumer health and ensuring fair trade practices. The ACT project is supporting the implementation of Codex standards not only in Mongolia, but also in Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cambodia, Colombia, Nepal and Pakistan. The AMR MPTF project focuses on supporting joint and coordinated Quadripartite actions on AMR at global, regional and country levels. 


Learn more 

For more information about the ACT project, please visit here: https://www.fao.org/antimicrobial-resistance/projects/ongoing/project-10/en/   

For more information about the Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Partner Trust Fund, please visit here: Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Partner Trust Fund (AMR MPTF) | Antimicrobial Resistance | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (fao.org) 

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