The AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) Trust Fund, a collaborative effort by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will scale up efforts to support countries in countering the immediate threat of AMR.
To help combat antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the AWaRe portal which divides antibiotics into three groups – Access, Watch and Reserve.
Researchers surveyed 91 rivers worldwide and found antibiotics in the waters of nearly two-thirds. These rivers contained enough antibiotics to contribute to the global challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
This study describes antimicrobial-use practices in feed and water on feedlots with a capacity of at least 50 head; estimates the percentage of feedlots administering and the percentage of cattle receiving antimicrobials in feed and water; and describes antimicrobial stewardship practices on US feedlots.
This study is the first nationally focused on antimicrobial use and stewardship practices on US swine sites. The study describes antimicrobial use practices in feed and water; estimates the percentage of production sites using antimicrobials in feed and/or water; and describes antimicrobial stewardship practices.
Two new reports from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System examine how antibiotics were used on beef feedlots and large swine operations in 2016.
Efforts are being made worldwide to reduce the rise and spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
The United Nations, international agencies, and experts have released a report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis.
This report presents the IACG’s response to the request from Member States in the 2016 political declaration and makes recommendations for urgent action for consideration by the Secretary-General, Member States and other stakeholders in the global response to antimicrobial resistance.
Researchers have developed the Drug Resistance Index (DRI) which combines antibiotic consumption measurements with resistance data to compare aggregate resistance across time and between countries.