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CGD Blog Post Summarizes Roundtable Discussion On Reducing Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Onwards and Upwards: Strengthening Global Cooperation to Address Antimicrobial Resistance
Janeen Madan Keller, policy analyst; Kimberly Ann Elliott, visiting fellow; and Charles Kenny, senior fellow, all with CGD, write, “Earlier this year we outlined key elements of a global treaty to reduce antibiotic use in farm animals in this CGD policy paper. This (admittedly ambitious) global treaty … would support much-needed research, surveillance, and data collection; establish a framework for binding commitments and targets that would evolve over time; and create a mechanism to encourage participation from low- and middle-income countries. A couple of weeks ago, we convened a roundtable discussion with technical experts to build on this idea and assess how a treaty could contribute to global efforts to address AMR. Here’s a rundown of what we learned (without any attribution since the discussion took place under Chatham House rules)…” (6/26).