Africa: Prominent Global Leaders in Science, Industry and Government Meet to Step Up Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
Prominent global leaders in science, industry and government joined today an United Nations effort to fight antimicrobial resistance, described as a slow-moving pandemic by the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu.
The One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), co-chaired by Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, held its first meeting, bringing together as members about 20 government ministers, prominent scientists, and leaders of foundations and corporations from around the world. The full list of members of the One Health Global Leaders Group is available here.
Launched in November 2020 by FAO, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Health Organization (WHO), who will now also be joined by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Group aims to catalyze global attention and efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance across all sectors and ensure the availability of important medicines for the future.
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