10th

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Sustaining resilient and
healthy communities

Stockholm, Sweden
1 - 4 November 2017

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Stockholmsmässan

 

Using One Health approach to combat AMR

Organised by LIF, the trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical industry in Sweden, representing about 85 members and associate companies

 

Programme

AMR is a major public health issue - in 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) described antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as  ‘a global problem requiring a global response’. No single actor can address this complex issue alone. Action is required across all sectors and stakeholders, including governments, the pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics industries, academia, civil society, healthcare providers and patients, in order to find solutions.

The One Health concept typically considers three environments: human, animal, and physical. AMR – being a global problem of complex epidemiology – is well suited to a broad, integrated One Health approach. Resistant organisms exist in humans, animals, and in the environment. Implementation of the One Health approach requires purposeful consideration of interdependent compartments, their related interfaces, and the final health outcomes. The combat of AMR clearly benefits from a One Health approach as a risk-based perspective, including risk analysis, containment, avoidance and mitigation.

Examples that will be presented at this lunch symposium - and their complex interrelationships discussed - include: