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6/22/2015

Enactment of the Argentinian Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance

Argentina has signed the Joint Resolution that gives effect to the Argentinian Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance on June 22th. This act was signed jointly by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Agronomist Carlos Casamiquela, and the Minister of Health, Dr Gustavo Daniel Gollan. The Argentinian OIE Delegate, Dr. Luis Carné, and the OIE Regional Representative for the Americas, Dr Luis Barcos, and also other high-level officers from both Ministries, scientific societies and Universities, participated in the official act.

The enactment of this Strategy is the result of the joint action carried out by the two Ministries, which have called for all stakeholders with managerial, knowledge and capacity building skills to create a common strategy to control resistance to antimicrobials in line with the OIE intergovernmental standards on the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine. This interdisciplinary working group which prepared the draft Strategy shall maintain formal meetings after the signature of this Resolution, functioning as the National Commission for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance.
It is important to consider that this Strategy has used the recent Resolutions of both the OIE World Assembly of Delegates and the WHO World Health Assembly as a reference, and taking into account that it is a clear example of applying the "One Health" concept in generating local actions for tackling global problems.
The antimicrobial resistance is a global human and animal health concern. Through the implementation of the standards adopted by its 180 member countries, the OIE promotes the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials to preserve their therapeutic efficacy in both animals and humans. An efficient surveillance system of the usages and a permanent risk assessment carried out in parallel with the prudent use of antibiotics to ensure the health and welfare of animals are also key in the context of a growing demand for noble proteins worldwide.
To learn more about the OIE standards, recommendations and actions of the OIE, please consult its dedicated webpage here.

 

From the left:

Luis Osvaldo Barcos, OIE Regional Representative for the Americas; Federico Kaski, Secretary of Promotion and Health Programs, Ministry of Health; Daniel Gustavo Gollan, Minister of Health; Carlos Casamiquela, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Diana Guillen, President, National Animal Health and Agri-food Quality Service (SENASA); Luis Carné, Vicepresident and OIE Delegate, SENASA; Héctor Espina, Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries