World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: CAMBOHUN, FAO and, RUA Disseminate AMR Information to the Public
In Cambodia, farmers, animal health workers, animal health specialists and the public still lack knowledge regarding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) even though many awareness campaigns have been held those past years. One of the most concrete examples is the use of antibiotic to threat Covid-19 in the country.
CAMBOHUN collaborated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) to raise awareness on this growing issue among the concerned population. AMR becomes a growing issue and concern throughout the world as the resistance huge impact on animal health, human health, and environmental health in the future. Dr. Pheng Vutha, CAMBOHUN Coordinator, stressed “AMR is currently a global and invisible thread across the sectors. Fighting and controlling this issue requires a collaborative multi-sectorial approach. This is in line with CAMBOHUN as well as other mission of One Health University Networks to sustain the One Health professionals with cross-sectoral expertise in solving the emerging public health threats including AMR.”
To tackle this issue, CAMBOHUN, FAO and RUA organized a webinar event during the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) under a global theme, “Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance” on 23 November 2021 where 33 participants attended at RUA while 190 joined online. With this hybrid form, it can both ensure Covid 19 safety and a large number of public outreach.
This event successfully raised awareness about the risks of AMR, and the collaboration and works done by CAMBOHUN and its partners in fighting against antimicrobial resistance.
This article is based on FAO news article: https://www.fao.org/cambodia/news/add-news/detail-events/en/c/1460753/