FAO Developing InFARM Platform for Surveillance of AMR in Food and Agriculture
To collect food and agriculture-related antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data that could help mitigate public health risks, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is developing the International Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring (InFARM) platform.
The first version of the platform launched in November 2022, and FAO is seeking feedback from countries to incorporate in the final version.
Gathering AMR surveillance information across the food chain is necessary for countries to tackle AMR. Such information allows for response to AMR risks before they become large-scale emergencies. AMR evidence is crucial for designing and monitoring control programs and for guiding the implementation and evaluation of AMR interventions.
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