Combating Antimicrobial Resistance amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Event Date: Jun 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Online: Online Event
Join FAO North America and the Embassy of Denmark in the USA to learn about potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on efforts to manage and prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Antimicrobials are essential for treating and preventing infections in humans, animals and plants, and for enabling fundamental and life-saving medical interventions. However, their misuse or overuse can lead to their failure as microbes develop resistance to them. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic underscores the critical importance of combating AMR and how effectively addressing its rising threat requires an integrated, multi-sectoral (One Health and food chain) approach.
H.E. Lone Dencker Wisborg, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States of America
Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
Magnus Heunicke, Minister for Health, Denmark
Berhe Gebreegziabher Tekola, Director, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO
Robert Skov, Scientific Director, International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions
Otridah Kapona, Lab Scientist-CD / AMR National Focal Point and Coordinator, Laboratory Systems and Networks, Zambia National Public Health Institute
Julian Lampietti, Global Engagement Manager, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank
Bui Mai Thi Huong, National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam
Tom Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America
Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO