Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge

PUBLISHED: Sep 26, 2018
Relevant to: All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance across the globe.

The AMR Challenge is a way for governments, private industries, and non-governmental organizations worldwide to make formal commitments that further the progress against antimicrobial resistance. The challenge encourages a One Health approach, recognizing that the health of people is connected to the health and animals and the environment.

The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. CDC uses a One Health approach by working with physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, and many others to monitor and control public health threats and to learn about how diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment. One Health is defined as a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

The AMR Challenge charges pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, food animal producers and purchasers, medical professionals, government health officials, and other leaders from around the world to work together to address antibiotic resistance by:

  • reducing antibiotics and resistance in the environment (e.g. in water and soil);
  • improving antibiotic use, including ensuring people can access these medicines when they are needed;
  • developing new vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests;
  • improving infection prevention and control; and
  • enhancing data sharing and data collection.

Follow the link below for more information about the AMR Challenge.

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