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Antimicrobial resistance
G20 summit agrees to take action on antimicrobial resistance

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LEADERS of the G20 group of countries agreed to take action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at their summit meeting earlier this month. Following the summit, held in Hangzhou, China, from September 4 to 5, the G20 has called on the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to work with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to collectively report on options to address the matter.

The summit communiqué explains that AMR poses a serious threat to public health, growth and global economic stability. The G20 leaders said that …

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