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World Health Assembly formally agrees on Global Action Plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

On 25 May, 2015, the 68th World Health Assembly formally endorsed a Global Action Plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The plan outlines ways to ensure, for as long as possible, the continuity of successful treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with effective and safe medicines that are quality-assured, used in a responsible way, and accessible to all who need them.

All Member States have committed to have their own national action plans, aligned with the global action plan, in place by May 2017. The plans must cover the use of antimicrobials in human health, animal health, and agriculture.

Read the World Health Organization News Release.

Read the draft Draft Global Action Plan that was considered at the World Health Assembly in May 2015.