Animal health, human health, and environmental health are intrinsically intertwined and interdependent. Dangerous strains of resistant bacteria can spread between and within animal, human and plant populations and travel through the waterways, soil, and air, infecting wild animals along the way.
Fighting antimicrobial resistance is a truly global endeavour and must be addressed through a One Health approach. This is why collaboration between sectors dealing with human, animal, plant and environmental health is crucial.
In the framework of World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW), we organized the quadripartite webinar “One Health: we all have a role to play in stopping AMR“. This event, jointly organized by the Regional Representation for the Americas and the Sub-Regional Representation for the Arabian Gulf, was aimed at undergraduate students of veterinary, medical, agricultural and environmental sciences, and related disciplines, and was attended by more than 200 participants.
Date: 17 November – 11.00 a 13.00 Argentina Time
The webinar was simultaneously interpreted into Spanish, English and Portuguese.
This event was supported by the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA), WOAH Collaborating Centre: Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Aquaculture (CASA) of Chile, the National Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) and WOAH Collaborating Centre of the Iowa State University. In addition, it was organised within the framework of the Tripartite Regional Project “Working together to fight antimicrobial resistance“. This project is implemented by the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and funded by the European Union.
Global initiatives: Antimicrobial resistance https://www.woah.org/en/what-we-do/global-initiatives/antimicrobial-resistance/