CGIAR AMR Hub World Antimicrobial Awareness Week Campaign 2021: Spread awareness, stop resistance
A virtual campaign exploring existing gaps and solutions to address the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries through the One CGIAR initiative.
Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Time: 15:30-17:30 (UTC+8)
Antimicrobials and antibiotics are the cornerstone of modern medicine and are necessary treatments for conditions ranging from certain skin infections to warding off secondary infections after major surgeries. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a silent pandemic and a global threat to human development placing the sustainable development goals (SDGs 1,2, 3, 6 and 10) at risk if left unchecked.
An estimated 700,000 people die each year from drug-resistant infections and this number is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050. In another eight years, the World Bank estimates that if we don’t make progress on containing AMR, 24 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty where the world’s poorest people, most living in low and middle-income countries are disproportionately vulnerable.
Since the establishment of the CGIAR AMR Hub in 2019, CGIAR research programs on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Livestock, such as the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), WorldFish, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partners, have been working together on the emergence and spread of AMR in various systems where data is limited or lacking.
In this campaign event, scientists of the CGIAR AMR Hub, including WorldFish’s Sustainable Aquaculture Scientist Jerome Delamare-Deboutteville, discussed solutions to stop resistance, share lessons learned and spread awareness on the emergence and spread of AMR in various systems such as aquaculture, livestock, water, and crops.
To learn more, explore the CGIAR AMR Hub page.