News & Perspective

Apr 29, 2019

Apr 29, 2019
Veterinarian on pig farm

UN report calls for urgent action against antimicrobial resistance

Taking a One Health approach, the authors say implementation of national action plans has been slow.

Jul 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
One Health collaboration

Report cites progress, gaps in global AMR efforts

Of nations surveyed, 60% have developed a national action plan and 33% are working on one.

May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018
Pigs in mud

FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals

Also, the FAO, WHO, and OIE agree to strengthen their collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
Neutrophil ingesting MRSA

Survey highlights progress on national AMR action plans

Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Credit: NIAID

After the UN declaration on AMR, what comes next?

UN agencies and member states have the difficult task of turning commitments into action.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
NDM-1  Enterobacter cloacae

UN leaders pledge to fight antimicrobial resistance

The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.

Sep 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016
Goat farm

FAO advises nations on curbing ag antimicrobial use

The use of antimicrobials in livestock tops 60,000 metric tons a year.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
Cow inspection

OIE aims to strengthen regulation of animal antibiotics

A primary focus is on strengthening the regulation of veterinary medicines.

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