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Keeping Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) on the radar screen, year-round


The global problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) demands the continuous attention of the public health community beyond the annual focus of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day. EPHA is committed to raising awareness of AMR-related concerns, including the reduction of antibiotics use, to ensure that people living in Europe can continue to benefit from life-saving antibiotics. Moreover, it is important to promote policy coherence, as well as effective, coordinated and transparent (...)
24/04/2014

[EPT] Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – EP report: EU-wide plan to tackle the proliferation of AMR (7 November 2013)


Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – EP report - EU-wide plan to tackle the proliferation of AMR Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as one of the biggest threats to public health - a worrisome development since resistance to drugs designed to treat severe diseases is becoming more widespread. In 2001 the WHO published its Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance, describing what AMR is and what strategies should be (...)
22/03/2013

UK Chief Medical Officer warns of danger of Antimicrobial Resistance


The threat posed by growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR), should be considered as serious as terrorism, according to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Dame Sally Davies. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Professor Davies urged the British government to raise the issue at the upcoming G8 Summit and warned that AMR poses a ’catastrophic threat’ to the population. Mirroring comments made by the WHO, she added that, unless concrete steps are taken (...)
14/03/2013

‘Innovation in Veterinary Medicines and the Competitiveness of Livestock Farming in the EU’


The event organised by Zoetis (a global animal health company) examined the challenges faced by the animal livestock industry. EPHA attended the meeting to collect and present the key messages of the workshop for EPHA Members. the final Zoetis Workshop Summary report Sandra Beaty from Zoetis stressed that EU legislation should be based on evidences and science. In his presentation Prof. David Leaver, Emeritus Professor The Royal Agricultural College UK, pointed out that if (...)
28/02/2013

Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture


Organic farming and production play a significant economic role in the EU’s agricultural landscape. They can provide a market-oriented alternative for agricultural producers wishing to respond to the increasing demand for high-quality, eco-friendly products. In this consultation, the European Commission would like your views on how organic farming should be best developed. The Public Consultation is available on the website of the European Commission Background - organic farming (...)
06/02/2013

European Parliament adopts Resolution on Antimicrobial Resistance


Following an own initiative report by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Anna Rosbach (ECR, Denmark), the European Parliament voted on 11 December to adopt a resolution on the threat to health posed by Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). In the resolution, MEPs call for prudent use guidelines to reduce exposure to non-essential antibiotics in human medicine, veterinary practice, agriculture and aquaculture. The text emphasises the need to use antibiotics responsibly, to educate health (...)
17/12/2012

EPHA launches position on antimicrobial resistance ahead of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (Nov. 18th)


This Sunday, 18 November, will be the fifth annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). Organised by the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC), the event is designed to raise awareness about the threat to public health from antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The EPHA position on this issue is presented below. In 2011, the European Commission stated that 25,000 patients die annually as a result of infections caused by bacteria that exhibit antimicrobial resistance (...)
15/11/2012

EPHA service


[Update] Audiovisual Media Service Directive Implementation report adopted by the European Parliament 7th EAP- General Action Programme - THE 7TH ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME (EAP) (updated on 18 March 2013) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – EP report - EU-wide plan to tackle the proliferation of AMR (updated on 7 November 2013) CAP reform – new regulations - Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) revision for 2014-2020 (updated on 5 April 2013) Car noise pollution - new EU (...)
08/11/2012

European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopts report on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) report


The European Parliament’s ENVI Committee voted on Tuesday 6 November to adopt an own initiative report on the microbial challenge. . The draft report was written by Anna Rosbach MEP (ECR, Denmark) and received recommendations last month in an opinion from the Agriculture Committee. Adopted by 62 votes to 0, the final draft of the ENVI report makes amendments in several areas including: An emphasis on the ’One Health’ principle of treating health as part of a larger (...)
06/11/2012

*Updated* EPHA briefing on Antimicrobial Resistance


As consumption of antimicrobials has increased, the natural processes of adaptation and mutation have resulted in new, resistant strains of common diseases. Unresponsive to traditional treatments, these pose a major threat to public health, as demonstrated by the proliferation of regional and global pandemics. EPHA has updated its briefing on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) ahead of 2012 European Antibiotics Awareness Day (November 18) and in light of the European Parliament’s Own (...)
29/10/2012