The Food Safety and Toxins team at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organized an Expert Meeting on Implementation of Zambia’s Multi-sectoral National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. The meeting was organized in Lusaka, Zambia on August 22-23, 2019 in collaboration with the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) under the Ministry of Health, Zambia.
The first CSE-ZNPHI joint report on “Prioritization of Zambia’s Multi-sectoral National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance” was released at the meeting in the presence of dignitaries and senior level representation from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection.
The meeting aimed to address multiple objectives, such as developing a roadmap towards reducing non-therapeutic antibiotic use in food animals in Zambia, and discussing Zambia's baseline data necessary for AMR surveillance. About 40 experts from human health, veterinary and environment sectors representing the government, associations, academia, societies, industries etc., participated on both days of the meeting.
For more details please contact
Dr. Rajeshwari Sinha
Deputy Programme Manager
Food Safety and Toxins Programme
Centre for Science and Environment