The challenges of investigating antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam – what benefits does a One Health approach offer the animal and human health sectors?

Crop-livestock systems in Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Hung Nguyen-Viet)

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The One Health concept promotes the enhancement of human, animal and ecosystem health through multi-sectoral governance support and policies to combat health security threats.

In Vietnam, antimicrobial resistance in animal and human health settings poses a significant threat, but one that could be minimized by adopting a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance surveillance.

To advance understanding of the willingness and abilities of the human and animal health sectors to undertake investigations of antimicrobial resistance with a One Health approach, we explored the perceptions and experiences of those tasked with investigating antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam, and the benefits a multi-sectoral approach offers.

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