One Health Event 2018 – A Joint Approach for Healthcare & Veterinary Professionals – Protecting Antibiotics for the Future

 

To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018, the Department of Health along with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Health Service Executive and supported by the Environmental Protection Agency held a one day event entitled One Health 2018: A Joint Approach for Healthcare and Veterinary Professionals on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in the Convention Centre, Dublin.

The aim was to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance and facilitate the sharing of learning and exchange of best practice amongst healthcare and veterinary professionals in relation to use, prescribing and management of antibiotics in human and animal health. This One Health approach aligns with and supports the goals of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017 – 2020.