The heads of the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Well being (OIE), and the World Well being Group (WHO) immediately launched the brand new One Well being World Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Group members embody heads of presidency, authorities ministers, leaders from personal sector and civil society. The group is co-chaired by their Excellencies Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, and Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
The total record of the members of the One Well being World Leaders Group is accessible right here.
The group will harness the management and affect of those world-renowned figures to catalyze international consideration and motion to protect antimicrobial medicines and avert the disastrous penalties of antimicrobial resistance.
The Tripartite organizations launched the group throughout World Antimicrobial Consciousness Week 2020 (18-24 November), as a part of their shared name for united motion to protect and shield antimicrobial medicines. The group was created in response to a advice from the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and supported by the Secretary-Normal of the United Nations.
The Administrators Normal described the fast rise of antimicrobial resistance as one of many world’s most pressing threats to human, animal, plant and environmental well being – endangering meals safety, worldwide commerce, financial improvement and undermining progress in direction of the Sustainable Growth Targets (SDGs). Antimicrobial resistance additionally results in elevated well being care prices, hospital admissions, remedy failure, extreme sickness and demise.
Stopping probably the most extreme outcomes of antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance is making many infections more durable to deal with worldwide. WHO’s newest reporting exhibits that the world is operating out of efficient therapies for a number of frequent infections.
“Antimicrobial resistance is likely one of the biggest well being challenges of our time, and we can’t depart it for our kids to unravel,” stated Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Normal. “Now could be the time to forge new, cross-sector partnerships that may shield the medicines we now have and revitalize the pipeline for brand spanking new ones.”
A standard agenda throughout human, animal and plant well being
Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials in people, animals and agriculture are the primary drivers of antimicrobial resistance. Resistant micro-organisms can unfold between people, animals or the surroundings, and the antimicrobial medicines used to deal with numerous infectious illnesses in animals and people are sometimes the identical.
“No single sector can remedy this drawback alone,” stated QU Dongyu, Director-Normal of FAO. “Collective motion is required to handle the specter of antimicrobial resistance – throughout completely different financial sectors and nation borders.”
Elevating political management for good governance
The group will present political management to handle this important international problem.
It can elevate the necessity to prioritize greatest practices to handle antimicrobial resistance at international, regional, and nationwide ranges. And it’ll advise and advocate for the event and implementation of polices and laws to manipulate the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of high quality antimicrobial medication throughout all sectors.
“Antimicrobial resistance is a present drawback affecting animal well being, human well being, and the surroundings, we have to act immediately to guard their efficacy,” stated Dr Monique Eloit, Director Normal of OIE. “I’m assured that this group will advocate powerfully to implement laws and mobilize key stakeholders to vary antimicrobial use practices to guard our collective well being and welfare.”
Extra data on the work of the Tripartite (FAO/OIE/WHO) is accessible right here.
For extra data on World Antimicrobial Consciousness Week, go to WHO’s marketing campaign web page. A full calendar of World Antimicrobial Consciousness Week occasions will be discovered right here.
Word to Editors:
The Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance was convened by the Secretary-Normal of the United Nations after the UN Excessive-Stage Assembly on Antimicrobial Resistance in 2017 following the request of the 2016 Political Declaration of the Excessive Stage Assembly on Antimicrobial Resistance contained in decision A/RES/71/3. The IACG introduced collectively companions throughout the UN, worldwide organizations and people with experience throughout human, animal and plant well being, in addition to the meals, animal feed, commerce, improvement and surroundings sectors, to formulate a blueprint for the struggle towards antimicrobial resistance. The Secretariat for the IACG was supplied by WHO, with contributions from FAO and OIE. The IACG accomplished its mandate on 29 April 2019 upon the handover of its report back to the UN Secretary-Normal.
The World Well being Group
The World Well being Group gives international management in public well being throughout the United Nations system. Based in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, throughout six areas and from greater than 150 workplaces, to advertise well being, preserve the world secure and serve the weak. Our objectives for 2019-2023 are to make sure that a billion extra folks have common well being protection, to guard a billion extra folks from well being emergencies, and to offer an extra billion folks with higher well being and well-being.
The Meals and Agriculture Group
The Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) is a specialised company of the United Nations that leads worldwide efforts to defeat starvation. Our objective is to attain meals safety for all and make it possible for folks have common entry to sufficient high-quality meals to steer lively, wholesome lives. We consider that everybody can play an element in ending starvation.
The World Organisation for Animal Well being
The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation answerable for bettering animal well being worldwide. Based in 1924, it’s recognised as a reference organisation for worldwide requirements referring to animal well being and zoonoses by the World Commerce Group (WTO) and has a complete of 182 Member International locations. The OIE maintains everlasting relations with worldwide and regional organisations and has Regional and Sub-regional Places of work on each continent.