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UN General Assembly recognizes need for urgent global action on AMR

The UNGA has placed Antimicrobial Resistance it on the agenda. This is only the fourth time in history that a health topic is discussed by the UNGA.

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DSP will take part in the UNGA High-Level Meeting and other UNGA meetings as an industry partner, contributing its knowledge and experience to help the parties involved to find agreed ways of tackling AMR.

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World Health Organization

The WHO considers antimicrobial resistance to be one of the biggest health threats to mankind.

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At the 68th World Health Assembly in May 2015, the World Health Assembly endorsed a Global Action Plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The plan was developed in Geneva and The Hague in 2014.


The ‘Call to Action’ was signed by 14 countries to promote political awareness, engagement and leadership on antimicrobial resistance among Heads of State, ministers and global leaders.

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US President Barack Obama's National Action Plan to Combat AMR.

In March 2015 the White House announced an aggressive plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The plan lists specific goals to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes over the next five years.

Read the announcement of the action plan

In June 2015 the Obama administration marshaled both the public and private sectors to fight antibiotic resistance at livestock feed lots, federal cafeterias, and the nation’s hospitals and doctors’ offices.

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In continuation of the G7 Summit in Elmau on 7 and 8 June 2015, the G7 Health Ministers, discussed the health topics Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) during the G7-Meeting in Berlin on 8 and 9 October 2015.

Read the G7 declaration on antibiotic resistance.

UK Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Commissioned by David Cameron, Chaired by Jim OíNeill and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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