Résistance aux antimicrobiens

FAO Reference Centres for antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat that requires a coordinated and collaborative ‘One Health’ approach across the human-animal-environment interface. Given its scope, AMR is a particularly large and complex challenge to address, whether at local, national, regional or international level.

Fortunately, FAO is not alone in this struggle against this multifaceted threat. In the technical arena, FAO relies particularly on its collaboration with designated FAO Reference Centres for AMR.

As distinguished centres of excellence in their own right, these entities secure FAO’s Reference Centre designation by demonstrating key AMR capacities and by showing a track record of active engagement in specific fields of expertise. These institutions also commit a portion of their own resources to carrying out AMR work in collaboration and coordination with FAO.

FAO counts on Reference Centres to support the Organization’s work to combat AMR across sectors in food and agriculture and around the world. Each Reference Centre has key planned activities in line with FAO’s Action Plan on AMR. The main objectives of Reference Centre activities are to raise awareness, develop laboratory and surveillance capacities, strengthen governance and promote good practices.

FAO Reference Centres for AMR retain their status for a period of four years, after which time a renewal is possible depending on the activities undertaken and the value and strength of the collaboration.

For instructions on how to apply for the Reference Centre designation, please send an email to the address provided.

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