Tag: antimicrobial resistance

OIE report indicates decreasing trend in antimicrobial use

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recently published its Fifth OIE Annual Report on Antimicrobial Agents Intended for Use in Animals. The report provides details on the global use of antimicrobial agents adjusted for animal biomass for 2017 and interprets the overall findings of the annual data collection on the use of antimicrobial agents […]

Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals – Towards Sustainable Solutions. Virtual Conference

Joint 4 Projects Flyer Key themes of the 5th International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals include: • addressing antimicrobial use and resistance at global, regional and national levels • antimicrobial resistance and the human-animal-environment interface • reducing antibiotic use in animals – barriers and prospects • towards sustainable solutions for antibiotic use […]

The Bloomsbury Set Conference on Infectious Disease and AMR

The Bloomsbury SET is hosting its first virtual conference focused on knowledge exchange and infectious disease during the 22nd to 26th February 2021. Throughout the week, the Bloomsbury SET and wider partners will explore interdisciplinary innovation, research translation, commercialisation, impact and connecting capabilities to tackle global health challenges through knowledge exchange. You must register for […]

Study maps antimicrobial resistance in livestock in low- and middle-income countries

An international team of researchers has shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The team, led by Thomas Van Boeckel, SNF Assistant Professor of Health Geography and Policy at ETH Zurich, has published a map of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the journal Science. The team of researchers […]

3rd One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) International One Health Conference 24-26 July, Kampala, Uganda

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference scheduled for July 2019 in Nairobi Kenya, offers a unique opportunity to participants to share their expertise, experiences and possible solutions to global health security through the One Health approach. The theme for the 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference is “Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security”. […]

Antimicrobial resistance at the wildlife-livestock-human interface in Nairobi

In a paper published in The Lancet Planetary Health, scientists from the University of Liverpool and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) show that urban wildlife in Nairobi carry a high burden of clinically relevant antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria, resistant to recently developed drugs that the World Health Organisation deems critically important to human medicine. […]

Global AMR R&D Hub: Workshop on “Increasing Investments for AMR R&D”

Objective: Identify and discuss opportunities for investments and new and innovative financing mechanisms for AMR R&D using a global One Health Approach Expected Outcome: Identification and recommendations of new and innovative mechanisms and opportunities for increasing investment for AMR R&D. Recommendations on how the Global AMR R&D Hub can support these activities considering a One […]

OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health: collaboration key to overcoming challenges

More than 250 people representing 90 countries participated in the OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, which was held in Santiago, Chile, 2 to 4 April 2019. The event highlighted the multiple opportunities for continued growth that the aquaculture sector has available to it and the need for collaboration between decision-makers, aquatic animal health […]

Animal movements have played a critical role in the spread of MRSA in Danish pigs

Pig movements have facilitated the spread of a few MRSA lineages highly adapted to the selection pressures exerted by antimicrobial use in pigs In a study published in mBio, Danish and U.S. researchers have shown that the rapid spread of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 398 (LA-MRSA CC398) is due to the expansion of […]

International effort needed to combat antimicrobial resistance

Global leaders in animal health discussed new ideas and solutions to the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at a three-day event hosted by The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The 2nd Global Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance and Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Animals (Marrakesh, Morocco, 29-31 October 2018) highlighted the need for cross-sector, […]