Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

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On November 20, 2020, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley was appointed to co-chair the One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), along with Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, for the next three years.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity. According to the WHO, AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.

As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to others.

The 22-member One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance includes current or former ministers and/or senior government officials serving in their individual capacities; as well as representatives of foundations, civil society organisations and the private sector.

A Tripartite Joint Secretariat on Antimicrobial Resistance, which is a collaborative effort by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the WHO, will provide secretariat support for the Group.

Prime Minister: AMR Response Should Be Part Of Plans

Prime Minister: AMR Response Should Be Part Of Plans

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (FP) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley wants to see the response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) incorporated in future pandemic response and preparedness plans. Speaking virtually at the 88th General Session of the World Organisation...

Call For Global Leaders To Champion AMR Fight

Call For Global Leaders To Champion AMR Fight

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (FP) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on all global leaders to be champions in the fight against Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Ms. Mottley, who co-chairs the Global Leaders Group on AMR, made the call today as she virtually...

PM Mottley: Moral & Ethical Global Leadership Needed

PM Mottley: Moral & Ethical Global Leadership Needed

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Prime Minister Mottley’s Concerns About Blacklisting

Prime Minister Mottley’s Concerns About Blacklisting

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Webinar On Antimicrobial Resistance

Webinar On Antimicrobial Resistance

(Stock Photo) Members of the public are invited to a webinar on Monday, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. entitled: The Importance of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance. To register, persons may click here. The online event is being held as part of World Antimicrobial...

PM To Co-Chair Antimicrobial Resistance Group

PM To Co-Chair Antimicrobial Resistance Group

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (FP) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has been appointed to co-chair the One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), along with Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. The...

Barbadian Veterinary Officers Receive AMR Training

Barbadian Veterinary Officers Receive AMR Training

Veterinary Laboratory Technologist, Kerrilyn Pilgrim (left) and Senior Animal Health Assistant, Bryan Sanford (second left) listen attentively during a training session at the Argentine Food Safety and Quality Service Agency in Buenos Aires. (FP) Two veterinary...

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