Antibiotic reduction in EU progressing at different speeds

  16 September 2021

A closer look at two EU member states shows that countries are moving at different speeds and that the road to success can be bumpy. Countries worldwide have pledged to reduce the use of antibiotics and the EU is no exception.

One Health Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance

The European Commission’s One Health Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance marked a big step towards achieving the EU’s goal of mitigating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across all member states. However, 10 years after it was first published, however, the reality shows that different member states have had drastically different trajectories towards achieving this goal. A closer look at the Netherlands and Spain shows the importance of close cooperation between governments and industries.

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Author(s): Rebecca Kwakman
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