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Given the magnitude and severity of the threat of antimicrobial resistance, it is a sign of progress that Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) are now developing national action plans in response to WHO’s Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance.1 To accelerate these efforts, in April 2016 the Wellcome Trust held an interdisciplinary international summit, bringing together policy-makers and scientists from more than 30 countries to review and debate a set of 25 policy options.

The summit’s discussions reflected the multidimensional challenge posed by antimicrobial resistance. There are social, economic and environmental dimensions that encompass food production systems as well as human and animal health.

Please read complete article in “Bull World Health Organ” from WHO.