Drug resistance could make millions of people poorer

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46440786294_da20e92d42_o.jpg Jimmy Smith (right) and Ochieng’ Ogodo (SciDev.net). A CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub to help integrate and channel research and development efforts in tackling antimicrobial resistance was launched at ILRI Nairobi, Kenya, 21-22 February 2019 [photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu]. As reported this week by Jacqueline Ogada, a journalist at SciDevNet, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) said recently that ‘reducing the use of antimicrobials in agriculture as well as medicine . . . can make a huge difference’ in protecting public health.

ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith said this at a recent launch of a CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Hub, which is based in ILRI’s Nairobi advanced biosciences laboratories. The new CGIAR AMR Hub, Smith said, will help accelerate the changes required to reduce antimicrobial use in the agriculture sectors of developing countries. The new hub will do this, he said, by creating productive stakeholder partnerships and…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a ‘member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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