Thursday, 31 January 2019
One Health Report on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance, 2016 published
In 2015, in a report addressing the problem of antimicrobial resistance, the FSAI's Scientific Committee recommended that: “A national integrated ‘One Health’ approach to collation and analysis of antimicrobial usage data from food chain and human sources should be introduced” and that “enhanced surveillance systems are required in Ireland to clarify occurrence and sources of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria”. The FSAI welcomes the publication today of Ireland’s first One Health Report on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance, 2016 as an important milestone in addressing this urgent problem.
The report was published by the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.