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Oman takes part in antimicrobial resistance conference

Oman takes part in antimicrobial resistance conference

The conference was organised and hosted by the Netherlands in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

As per a statement, the conference was attended by 45 participants from the ministries of wellness and ministries of agriculture and animal wellness about the planet.

H E Dr Sa’eedi was accompanied by specialists in antimicrobial resistance from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The conference aimed to talk about final results and successes of the general implementation of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on antimicrobial resistance, the progress produced by the participating nations to implement the GAP, draw upon the experiences of these nations by establishing bilateral partnerships in between the nations and twinning initiatives amongst different nations. During the initial day of the conference, the Minister of Health gave a detailed explanation about the efforts produced by the sultanate to address the antimicrobial resistance issue. He also explained that the sultanate had authorized a national strategic strategy, which was ready by all relevant sectors.

He also added that a national antimicrobial resistance committee has been formed below the chair of the Undersecretary for Health Affairs in the Ministry of Health and membership of two representatives from all government and academic authorities in the sultanate. The committee is accountable for preparing the national technique and action strategy.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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