ONE HEALTH APPROACHES TO REDUCING AMR, OPTIMISING TREATMENT AND DISCOVERY SCIENCE
The UK Five Year National Action Plan details a strategy to tackle AMR within and beyond the UK. It focusses on the One Health approach across three interrelated keys areas:
Reducing the need for, and unintentional exposure to, antimicrobials by lowering the burden human and animal infection, minimising spread of AMR through the environment, better food safety and greater global access to clean water and sanitation
Optimising use of antimicrobials in humans and animals and agriculture along with stronger laboratory capacity and surveillance of AMR in both humans and animals.
Investing in innovation, supply, and access, through the development of new therapeutics, rapid diagnostics and vaccines, with wider access to those that need them