“Antimicrobial resistance threatens animal health, food safety and food security, economic prosperity and ecosystems worldwide. The world needs to join forces now to prevent drug-resistant diseases and reduce its implications.”
“AMR challenges cannot be understood or addressed separately from the triple planetary crisis – the crisis of climate change, the crisis of nature and biodiversity loss, and the crisis of pollution and waste, all of which are driven by unsustainable consumption and production patterns. The climate crisis and AMR are two of the greatest and most complex threats the world currently faces. Both have been worsened by and can be improved with human action.”
“This platform will be vital in raising the profile and urgency of addressing AMR while building and maintaining political momentum and public support. It will help to drive global coordination so that our collective response is more strategic, resource efficient and sustainable.”
“We can get ahead of AMR with the right partnerships and collaborative models. The time to act is now. We are striving to protect everyone from the threat of AMR.”
As drug-resistant infections can affect anyone, anywhere, public health, agrifood systems and ecosystems everywhere are at risk. Tackling AMR is a shared responsibility for all of us, which is why the theme of this year’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, starting today, is “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together”.
The Platform is a way to redouble collective efforts to save millions of lives and preserve the efficacy of antimicrobials for current and future generations by using them sustainably.
The new Platform will engage and empower stakeholders across the One Health spectrum in an inclusive, transparent way to build consensus among public and private stakholders on the global AMR vision, gain knowledge to foster a collective understanding of AMR challenges and opportunities and take multi-stakeholder actions to contain, combat and reverse AMR in line with the Global Action Plan and National Action Plans.
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