Announced by the United Nations this morning, the newly established group – which comprises high level representatives from various UN agencies, other relevant organisations, and experts from human and animal health as well as environmental sectors – will be co-chaired by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. The other members of the Group were not introduced at this point in time, but hopefully more details will be available soon.

This is another indication of how seriously the UN and WHO view the threat of antimicrovial resistance. The Group is meant to “support governments around the world, as well as advise on the use of antibiotics in livestock and people”.

Screenshot from the United Nations news page, announcing the foundation of the Interagency Coordinating Group on AMR.

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Antimicrobial resistance, Public Health