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More Nations Implement Plans To Address Antimicrobial Resistance, U.N. Survey Shows

CIDRAP News: Survey highlights progress on national AMR action plans
“A new global survey has found that more than 90 percent of the world’s population now live in a country that has developed or is working on a national action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The survey, conducted in November 2016 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), also found that most countries that have implemented or are developing an AMR action plan are taking a One Health approach to the issue, addressing antibiotic use in both humans and animals…” (Dall, 11/17).

U.N. News Centre: With U.N. support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant ‘superbugs’
“…Since the survey was completed last year (2016), more countries have unveiled plans to tackle AMR. Yet despite the progress, the global push to address this problem — which is taking epic proportions — is still in its early stages…” (11/17).

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