The Third Global Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance concluded in Oman, with the issue of The Muscat Manifesto, which aims to accelerate One Health actions on antimicrobial resistance to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar had participated in the ‘Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance’.
Theme Of The Event:
The conference under the theme ‘The AMR Pandemic: From Policy to One Health Action’ will enhance international cooperation to tackle AMR and build on the success of the two previous high-level ministerial conferences held in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2019.
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The participants, who included more than 30 ministers and representatives of more than 40 countries from around the world in the fields of human, animal and environmental health, adopted the Muscat Manifesto to commit to working towards achieving three goals.
The Ambitious Target: Key Objectives:
- To reduce the total amount of antimicrobials used in the agri-food system by at least 30-50 percent from the current level by 2030. This ambitious goal seeks to stimulate solid political action at the national and global levels and unify efforts and commitment. The scope of this target will allow countries the flexibility to adapt it to their contexts, priorities and resources available, to reduce the need for antimicrobials and strengthen animal health and safety systems.
- The second objective is that antimicrobials of medical importance for human medicine will not be used permanently in animals for non-veterinary medical purposes or in crop production and agri-food systems for non-phytosanitary purposes.
- The third goal is to ensure that antibiotics included in the Access group make up at least 60 percent of total antibiotic consumption in humans by 2030.
About The Declaration:
The Muscat Manifesto declaration called on the four-way alliance formed by the United Nations, made up of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) and their joint secretariats concerned with antimicrobial resistance, to provide the necessary sectoral technical support and guidance in setting standards and policies to implement these goals and procedures. This includes the administrative boards of these organisations setting the relevant provisions and the concerned authorities working in related human and animal health and fields.