Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 2021–2025 – UPSC Prelims

Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 2021–2025
The FAO Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2021-2025 is the continuation of the first FAO Action Plan, which covered the period 2016-2020.
Key Objectives of the plan
The five key objectives of the plan are:
  • Increasing stakeholder awareness and engagement
  • Strengthening surveillance and research
  • Enabling good practices
  • Promoting responsible use of antimicrobials
  • Strengthening governance and allocating resources sustainably
Key Features of the plan
  • It takes a ‘One Health’ approach and outlines several possible improvements in agricultural practices to better control Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) from good nutrition for people and animals, vaccination, hygiene, sanitation and genetics among other areas.
  • It calls for more AMR-related research and surveillance in the crop, aquaculture and environmental sectors. This is because antimicrobials discharged by humans and animals, as well as hospitals and slaughterhouses, can enter the environment and accelerate the emergence as well as the spread of resistant strains and genes.
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