Third Global High-Level Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance

The 3rd Global High-Level Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance is being organized in Muscat, Oman from November 24 to 25 this year.

What is the 3rd Global High-Level Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance?

  • The 3rd Global High-Level Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) aims to accelerate countermeasures for antimicrobial resistance at the national, regional and global levels and boost international cooperation in this issue.
  • The 2022 conference’s theme is “The AMR: from Policy to One Health Action”. It provides an opportunity for dialogue on One Health action to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance.
  • It aims to pave the way towards bold and specific political commitments in the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AMR (UNGA HLM) in 2024.
  • It is built on the success of the two previous editions of the high-level ministerial conferences held in Netherlands in 2014 and 2019.
  • It involves the participation of more than 30 ministers of health, agriculture, animal health, the environment, and finance, as well as key global experts and representatives from private sector, civil society, research institutions and multilateral organizations.
  • More than 40 countries took part in this conference from across the world.
  • The conference includes demonstration of case studies of best practices, interactive discussions between participants and key note speeches.
  • During this conference, the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform was launched to accelerate global actions combating AMR by fostering cooperation between a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels across the One Health spectrum.

What is antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms to persist and grow despite the administration of antimicrobials – the drugs designed to inhibit or kill them. When microorganisms become highly resistant towards antimicrobials, standard treatments become ineffective and sometimes yield no desired outcome. This leads to the failure of treatment and increased instances of illness and mortality in humans, animals and plants.

AMR is currently a major global threat that is affecting both human and animal health. It causes adverse effects on food security, economic well-being and health of millions of people.

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