Sumary of World leaders join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance:
- The heads of the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance..
- The Directors General described the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance as one of the world most urgent threats to human, animal, plant and environmental health – endangering food security, international trade, economic development and undermining progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)..
- Antimicrobial resistance also leads to increased health care costs, hospital admissions, treatment failure, severe illness and death..
- “Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of our time, and we cannot leave it for our children to solve,”.
- Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials in humans, animals and agriculture are the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance..
- Resistant micro-organisms can spread between humans, animals or the environment, and the antimicrobial medicines used to treat various infectious diseases in animals and humans are often the same..
- “Antimicrobial resistance is a current problem affecting animal health, human health, and the environment, we need to act today to protect their efficacy,”.
- “I am confident that this group will advocate powerfully to implement legislation and mobilize key stakeholders to change antimicrobial use practices to protect our collective health and welfare.”…