What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Northern Ireland: ‘One Health’ approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance

17 May, 2019

The Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Food Standards Agency have launched a five-year action plan to fight antimicrobial resistance. The action plan, titled ‘Changing the Culture 2019-2024: One Health’, encourages the responsible use of antimicrobials through preventive measures such as improved hygiene, effective vaccination and biosecurity, stronger laboratory capacity and disease surveillance, and investment in innovative therapies and rapid diagnostics. The report highlights there has already been an overall reduction in the livestock sector of 40% between 2013 and 2017. The poultry and pig sectors have seen dramatic reductions in antibiotic use with a 79% decrease between 2012 and 2016 and 53% between 2015 and 2017 respectively.

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