WHO urges farmers to restrict antibiotic use

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned livestock farmers and food producers globally to stop using antibiotics on healthy animals. “The WHO strongly recommends an overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food producing animals, including complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion…

Continue Reading WHO urges farmers to restrict antibiotic use

Importance of fighting antimicrobial resistance discussed at UN General Assembly

The fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) must be a global effort that includes larger investments and improved surveillance measures, the FAO Deputy Director General told delegates at the General Assembly of the United Nations(UNGA) in New York. Maria Helena Semedo, DDG of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO),…

Continue Reading Importance of fighting antimicrobial resistance discussed at UN General Assembly

‘Antibiotics ‘victim’ of own success’

Prof Moritz van Vuuren, Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Veterinary Tropic Diseases is warning that resistance against antibiotics is as challenging as climate change. “Therefore, it is important to use antibiotics as much as possible, but also as little as possible,” Van Vuuren said at the…

Continue Reading ‘Antibiotics ‘victim’ of own success’

Antibiotic use – enhanced strategy for use in South Africa

Experts say a new strategy to decrease antimicrobial resistance in South Africa should not be seen as a witch hunt, but rather a way to ensure future generations also have access to antimicrobial substances. The strategic document against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)…

Continue Reading Antibiotic use – enhanced strategy for use in South Africa

End of content

No more pages to load