The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced the creation of a new group to advocate for urgent global action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The One Health Global Leaders Group, which includes heads of state and government ministers along with leaders from the private sector and civil society, will provide political leadership for global, regional, and nation efforts to address drug resistance and its impacts on humans, animal, and the environment. “We cannot protect and promote human health without paying attention to the health of animals and the health of our environment,” WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, PhD, said at a press briefing. “That’s nowhere more true than in the case of antimicrobial resistance, one of the greatest health threats of our time.”

 

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