One Health Report on Antimicrobial Use & Antimicrobial Resistance 2019

Ireland’s first One Health Report on Antimicrobial Use & Antimicrobial Resistance provides a snapshot of the antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both humans and food-producing animals in Ireland.

Both the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have adopted the ‘One Health’ approach to AMR and encourage multidisciplinary collaborative efforts across different sectors such as health, agriculture and the environment to achieve the best health outcomes for people and animals.

This Report is an important step forward as we have now commenced cross sectoral surveillance for AMR which will help identify emerging areas of concern and inform joined up solutions to keep antibiotics working for the future.

Press Release: Minister for Health and Agriculture, Food and the Marine publish report on antimicrobial use and resistance 31st January 2019