Print Friendly, PDF & Email

One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Topics Covered: Important international institutions.

One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance:


Context:

Launched recently by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Composition:

  • This 20-member group comprises heads of states, current and former ministers of different countries, leaders from the private sector and civil society.
  • It is co-chaired by the prime ministers of Barbados and Bangladesh, Mia Mottley and Sheikh Hasina Wazed, respectively.
  • The heads of FAO, OIE and WHO are ex-officio members of the group.

Why was it created?

It seeks to catalyze global attention and action to preserve antimicrobial medicines and avert the disastrous consequences of antimicrobial resistance.

Functions of the group:

The group has to:

  1. Monitor the global response to antimicrobial resistance.
  2. Maintain public momentum.
  3. Provide regular reports on the science and evidence related to AMR to the UN member states.
  4. Advocate for the inclusion of AMR ‘lens’ in investments on agriculture, health, development, food and feed production.
  5. Push for multi-stakeholder engagement on the issue.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. What is Antibiotic resistance?
  2. What are antibodies?
  3. Milk production and consumption in India.
  4. What are critically important antibiotics (CIAs)?
  5. About the newly launched group.

Mains link:

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health challenges of 21st century. Examine why.

Sources: Down to Earth.