“The aim is to help countries reduce and refine their antimicrobial use in crop, livestock and fish farming so as to help stem the rise of drug resistance
in disease-causing organisms and thus protect public health.” – ILRI
Launching today in Kenya is a
CGIAR AMR Hub
for powering global, national and local partnerships
to help stem the global rise of drug-resistant pathogens
that is increasingly putting public health at risk.
This morning on the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the first partners meeting of a new CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub will be opened. Scientists working at this hub aim to help reduce agriculture-associated antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries. Working in a wealth of partnerships with national governments and agencies, the hub will apply one-health approaches to managing agriculture-associated antimicrobial risks.
Antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are among the most important tools available to medical and veterinary professionals for curing human and animal diseases and improving their welfare, yet these drugs are increasingly failing. Development of resistance to these drugs in disease-causing bacteria and other microbes poses a major threat…
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