Food safety

WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR)

WHO AGISAR was established in December 2008 to support WHO's effort to minimize the public health impact of antimicrobial resistance associated with the use of antimicrobials in food animals. The Group comprises over 30 internationally renowned experts in a broad range of disciplines relevant to antimicrobial resistance, appointed following a web-published call for advisers and a transparent selection process.

The 6th Meeting of the AGISAR took place on 10-12 June 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The main objectives of the meeting were to develop a five-year strategic plan following the planned adoption of the WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015, and to review progress and lessons learnt from the AGISAR pilot projects.

AGISAR Call for Proposals 2016

To strengthen laboratory capacity on integrated surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance, AGISAR will make grants available for laboratories in developing countries to support the two types of projects; 1) Focused research projects and 2) Country pilot projects.

In order to complete your application process, please submit the application by filling the online form by the deadline 30 May 2016. Should you have any question regarding this call, please email AGISAR secretariat at