The Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership, LAMP, is an action network that works with tackling microbial resistance by drawing on practical experience and knowledge from its partners in different parts of the world.
An action network for sustainable lifestock
LAMP is an action network within the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, which is a partnership that brings together different stakeholders in the livestock sector to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
In the Livestock sector FAO, OIE and the World bank have all overarching activities relating to policies and regulations in order to curb the global emergence of antimicrobial resistance. As a complement, the LAMP within the Global Agenda brings together different stakeholders in the livestock sector to tackle antimicorbial resistance by drawing on practical experience and knowledge from its partners in different parts of the world.
Using antimicrobials prudent and effective
LAMP acts for achieving a prudent and effective use of antimicrobials by focusing on good practices within the areas of:
- Incentives for change
- Education and training
- Animal management and livestock husbandry systems
LAMP collects the good practices from different parts of the various livestock sectors and from different stakeholders, analyze and synthesize them before they are piloted or tested.
Creating common ground for common good – addressing antimicrobial resistance by supporting healthy and productive livestock.
Template for good practices
Below you find the link to the “Template for good practises…” where you can describe your organisation’s endeavour to reduce antimicrobial use by supporting healthy and productive livestock. After filling in the template, please return it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be further analysed by the LAMP – team.
Two international surveys of policies to fight antimicrobial resistance
The last years, two surveys have been conducted to map which policies are in place, and what measures are being taken, to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in different parts of the world. The first survey was conducted by the European Commission (EC) in 2017 collecting information from 77 non-EU countries. The second survey was conducted in 2018 by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) with the aim to create a global repository of available guidelines in the field. The information in this second survey was gathered from 34 veterinary associations representing 57 countries. The repository contains over 100 guidelines, action plans and promotional material on prudent use of antimicrobials (AMs).
The reports from the two surveys show data from different geographical areas and the EC report also show differences between country income groups (as defined by the World Bank).
Both reports show similarities and differences in AMU and in dealing with the threat of AMR. Hopefully, they will contribute to strengthened national and international relationships on different levels to share experiences and knowledge in order to combat AMR in the future.
Links to the reports here:
The LAMP team is carefully monitoring these activities.
Good practices for responsible use of antibiotics
Good practices for responsible use of antibiotics - addressing antimicrobial resistance by supporting healthy and productive
livestock (version 1.0)
Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership, LAMP, is an Action Network within the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock and has its secretariat at SLU Global in Uppsala, Sweden.
On October 5th, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a UN Resolution on Antimicrobial Resistance. This political declaration calls upon WHO, FAO and OIE, other relevant UN agencies, development banks and international organisations and other relevant stakeholders across different sectors, to coordinate their planning and actions under a One-Health approach. LAMP contributes to this work by addressing antimicrobial resistance by healthy and productive livestock.