COPAIA 7. Antimicrobial resistance and food safety

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The WHO has identified the rise of antimicrobial resistance as a global health crisis. It is being propagated by misuse of antimicrobial medicines, inadequate or inexistent programmes for infection prevention and control, poor-quality medicines, weak laboratory capacity, inadequate surveillance, insufficient regulation of the use of antimicrobial medicines. A strong, collaborative approach will be required to combat antimicrobial resistance, involving countries in all regions and actors in many sectors.