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28 January 2022, 11:01

CIS to adopt action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance

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MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – Experts from the CIS countries have agreed upon a draft joint action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance. The document will be submitted for consideration to the CIS Heads of Government Council, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

Representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and the CIS Executive Committee took part in the meeting of the expert group to finalize the draft action plan. The event was hosted by the CIS headquarters in Minsk on 27 January.

The development of the draft action plan was prompted by the increasing antimicrobial resistance, which poses biological and economic threats to the CIS countries. The document was drafted taking into account international standards and documents, national strategies and plans of the CIS countries that set out an integrated approach for sectors where antimicrobial treatments are used (public health, agriculture, including livestock, crop production, aquaculture, production and sale of food products, environmental protection).

The draft plan is designed to coordinate efforts of the CIS countries to prevent and curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The document provides for exchanging best practices using tools approved by international organizations, including WHO, FAO and other UN organizations.

The document includes organizational, legislative and practical measures, information and scientific support of efforts, as well as staff support.

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