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Some Nations Show Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance But Gaps Remain, WHO-FAO-OIE Report Says

CIDRAP News: Report cites progress, gaps in global AMR efforts
“A report [Wednesday] indicates that while there has been sustained progress on developing national action plans to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), major gaps remain. The report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) evaluates countries’ responses to a self-assessment survey on their efforts to address AMR in humans, animals, and the environment…” (Dall, 7/18).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Countries accused of failing to meet pledge to tackle antibiotic misuse
“…The report said antimicrobial resistance is ‘a grave threat to human health and economic development’ that is predicted to worsen global inequality as economic costs are borne by poorer countries. It also said economists expect significant decreases in international trade of livestock and livestock products. The report used information from 154 countries that provided self-assessment surveys of their progress…” (Wulfhorst, 7/18).

Xinhua News: Roundup: U.N. agencies, int’l organization call for urgent action against antimicrobial resistance
“…More needs to be done to ensure national action plans against AMR are implemented, the tripartite (FAO, OIE, and WHO) warns, also underlining that especially many middle- and low-income countries may need long-term development assistance to implement their plans effectively and sustainably…” (7/19).

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