Updated: Feb 14, 2022
Progress and challenges in the implementation of National control plans for Antimicrobial Resistance Wednesday 16 February 2022 at 13:00 to 14:30 CET
Link to register: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c_efnCRMSvahKCpkTT8ENA
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a complex threat to global health security, potentially leading to millions of deaths a year and hundreds of billions of dollars lost in annual economic growth. Misuse and overuse of antimicrobial drugs in human and veterinary medicine, and an unprecedented rise in the movement of people, animals, and food commodities have put our future at risk.
The development and implementation of National Action Plans (NAPs) on AMR focus on strengthening regulatory platforms and legislation; capacity of national laboratories to collect and use data on antimicrobial use (AMU), AMR and antimicrobial residues; improving practices to minimize the need for and use of antimicrobials and to prevent transmission of AMR along the food chain; and strategic advocacy and multi-sectoral coordination for a One Health approach to address the risks of AMR to people, animals, plants and the environment.
This One Health series Dialogue No3 will look specifically in the progress, challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of National Control Plans for AMR.