Foodborne Disease Surveillance

Antimicrobial Resistance

Scientist in the lab

Antimicrobial agents are essential drugs for human health and animal health. Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health issue that is impacted by both human and non-human antimicrobial usage. The continuing emergence, development and spread of pathogenic organisms that are resistant to antimicrobials are a cause of increasing concern. WHO's involvement in containment of antimicrobial resistance due to non-human antimicrobial usage dates back to the late 1990s.

Zoonoses and Veterinary Public Health (VPH)

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

Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)