3rd high-level ministerial conference on AMR begins in Muscat

MUSCAT: The Sultanate of Oman is hosting the 3rd High-level Ministerial Conference on AMR, on 24 and 25 November 2022, to accelerate tackling AMR at the national, regional, and global levels and to enhance international cooperation.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Saud bin Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, said that the Sultanate of Oman has worked to develop programs to confront this multilateral phenomenon in a more effective manner, and to integrate efforts in the fields of agriculture, health and the environment within the framework of the ‘One Health’ approach.

The conference, which is held under the theme of ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: From Politics to One Health Measures,’ seeks to stimulate interactive dialogue to address the epidemic of antimicrobial resistance, by accelerating the pace of dealing with it at the national, regional and global levels and strengthening international cooperation.

The AMR Conference is centered on the theme of paving the way to bold and specific political commitments in the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AMR (UNGA HLM) in 2024.

The ongoing Conference will build on the success of the two previous High-level Ministerial Conferences held in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2019. High-level participation will include ministers of health, agriculture, animal health, the environment, and finance, as well as policymakers, key global experts, and representatives from the private sector, civil society, research institutions, and multilateral organizations.

The conference will be conducted through keynote speeches, case studies to demonstrate best practices, and interactive discussions between participants. The conference will be an opportunity for an interactive dialogue on One Health action to address the AMR pandemic.

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