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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

  •   07 July 2020

    URBAN SEWAGE A POSSIBLE SOURCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

    Global emergence of antimicrobial resistance threatens therapies that combat infections by bacterial pathogens. Resistance genes detected in city sewage may serve as a proxy for the resistance burden of their urban populations.

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  •   23 June 2020

    WAAW from 18-24 November, 2020

    The Tripartite Organizations (FAO, OIE and WHO) are happy to announce the overarching slogan for the World Antibiotic (Antimicrobials) Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020 campaign: ‘Antimicrobials: Handle with care’.

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  •   22 June 2020

    AMR, the unstoppable assassin

    Publication (in Dutch) on AMR and the activities of AMR Insights and Roche on combating antimicrobial resistance. The article appeared as an annex of leading Dutch newspaper NRC of Saturday 20 June. 

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