FAO publishes Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

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The Food and Agriculture Organization has published a 28-page action plan on supporting the food and agricultural sectors to prevent and minimize antimicrobial resistance and to implement the Global Action plan on Antimicrobial Resistance.
The abstract summarizing the document details is as follows;
“This document outlines the FAO Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, which describes how the Organization will implement Resolution 4/2105 (Annex 1). The Plan was developed by a multidisciplinary FAO team to ensure that all relevant dimensions, including terrestrial and aquatic animal health and production, crop production, food safety, standard setting and legal aspects, are considered and that it is embedded within the Strategic Programme of FAO. Framing FAO’s work on AMR, it informs FAO Members and partners of the Organization’s approach and goals over the next five years”.This publication is a welcome development in tackling the widesprea global health issue that antimicrobial/antibiotic resistance now represents. In the past, we have previously discussed antibiotic resistance especially with reference to its effect on integrated animal and human health.

To get a copy of this Action Plan in both English and French languages, visit  this page



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