Clean Environment

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.

AMR Insights:

For Environmental experts, officials and other professionals who wish to prevent the further spreading of Antimicrobial resistance, AMR Insights offers selected, global information and data, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities.

AMR Insights is for:

  • Environmental Researchers at universities and research institutes
  • Environmental Experts at research and consultancy firms
  • Labtechnicians at environmental quality laboratories
  • Senior officials at national authorities and regulatory authorities staff
  • Environmental Experts at drinking water, sewage and soil remediation companies

Latest Topics

  •   02 December 2020

    Veterinary medicines: One Health – the only way forward

    Roxane Feller, Secretary General of AnimalhealthEurope, sheds light on One Health – the only way forward that includes comment on veterinary medicines

  •   10 November 2020

    Exposing antibiotic resistance in natural environments

    Research conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Hong Kong, and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca revealed that low concentrations of antibiotics in the environment could be contributing to the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

  •   10 November 2020

    Containing AMR contribution from pharmaceutical effluent involving multi-stakeholders: Dr Anita Kotwani

    In India and China, the burden of the effluent from pharmaceutical effluent is higher than in other countries as 80%-90% of the antibiotics sold worldwide are manufactured in these two countries.


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