Speech by J. Dalli on antimicrobial resistance
Speech delivered by Commissioner J. Dalli on antimicrobial resistance at the French National Parliament.
On 24 June, the French National Parliament discussed the issue of antimicrobial resistance and the use of antimicrobials in animals. Commissioner Dalli gave a speech. He informed the Members of the French Parliament that the Commission is preparing a 5-year Communication on AMR. This Communication will contain concrete proposals for
further actions to address the problem of AMR covering both the public health and animal health sectors.
The proposed actions will be based on five pillars:- the promotion of appropriate use of antimicrobials;
- the development of new tools to fight microbial infections;
- the promotion of research and innovation on AMR;
- improved communication;
and international cooperation.
The commissioner also referred to EPRUMA and the World Veterinary Association Summit in Cape Town on Antimicrobials.