Food safety

FAO/OIE/WHO Tripartite Collaboration on AMR

Addressing the rising threat of AMR requires a holistic and multisectoral (One Health) approach because antimicrobials used to treat various infectious diseases in animals may be the same or be similar to those used in humans. Resistant bacteria arising either in humans, animals or the environment may spread from one to the other, and from one country to another. AMR does not recognize geographic or human/animal borders.

The WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) speak with one voice and take collective action to minimize the emergence and spread of AMR. The aim is to:

  • Ensure that antimicrobial agents continue to be effective and useful to cure diseases in humans and animals
  • Promote prudent and responsible use of antimicrobial agents
  • Ensure global access to medicines of good quality

Key Documents