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on May 5, 2021

FAO head calls for urgent action to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Stronger multi-sectoral collaboration and capacity-building, as well as the prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials in the agriculture and food sectors are needed to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to the head of the global agency.

“Coherent, swift, and decisive action” is required to the tackle the growing global issue of AMR, according to Qu Dongyu. The Director-General of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was addressing the High-Level Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on AMR last week.

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