Countries step up to tackle AMR

24 July 2018

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A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) finds that countries are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but serious gaps remain that require further action. 

The report examines surveillance, education, monitoring and regulating consumption and use of antimicrobials in human health, animal health and production as well as plants and the environment. Observing progress in 154 countries, the report reveals wide discrepancies. Some, including many European countries, have been working on AMR policies in human and animal sectors for more than 40 years, whereas others have only recently started to take action.

Source: WHO, 18 July 2018