Material from webinar 17 Nov -20
Here you find pdf-material of all the presentations held at the webinar 17 November 2020. Below you also find the programme.
The Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership (LAMP), hosted by SLU Global arranged a webinar about antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector in low-income countries on 17 November. The webinar had some 250 registrants from all over the world and a group of very qualified experts from The World Bank, CGIAR, VSF, OIE, FAO and SLU shared their knowledge in six different sessions.
Several presentations pointed out the difference in challenges regarding curbing AMR in low-income countries compared with high-income countries; for instance, weak regulatory frameworks or lack of resources to enforce regulations. Also, the importance of comparable international data for both antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector was emphasised. Some very interesting estimates on the economic cost of uncontained AMR emergence and the substantial economic benefits, and returns, in containing AMR were also presented.
Finally, one very illustrative presentation dealt with challenges and opportunities in trying to change our behavior when it comes using antimicrobials. To conclude, the discussions at the webinar provided an informed foundation for exploring ways towards a more medically rational and responsible use of antimicrobials in the livestock sector in low-income countries.
Franck Berthe is a Senior Livestock Specialist at the World Bank, and a One Health practitioner working across the agriculture, environment and public health sectors to support investments in low- and middle-income countries on health issues at
the human-animal-ecosystem interfaces. He has co-signed two recent World Bank reports on AMR, Drug Resistant Infections: a Threat to our Economic Future (2016), and Pulling Together to Beat Superbugs: Knowledge and Implementation Gaps in Addressing
Antimicrobial Resistance (2019).
Arshnee Moodley, PhD. Leader of the CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub and AMR Team leader at the International
Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. She is also Associate Professor in Antimicrobial Resistance at the Department
of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. For the last 15 years focus has been on AMR in food
producing and companion animals and zoonotic aspects of AMR.
Marta Carminati, DVM, RCVS. Member of the Veterinaires Sans Frontier International Network and West Africa Representative VSF Italy. Marta is an expert in rural development and Country Director of ACRA Foundation based in Niger with a passion for camels.
Jorge Pinto Ferreira, Deputy Head of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Veterinary Products Department, at World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, originally from Portugal, with five years of clinical experience; a PhD in Population Medicine in partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University (USA) and the medical school of Duke University (USA). He is also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.
Cortney Price is a behavioural scientist and risk communication consultant currently leading FAO’s communication and behaviour change efforts around AMR. He holds a MSc in Behavioural Science from London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA in Liberal Arts from Yale University and is an American national.
Kristina Osbjer, DVM, PhD, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Kristina has conducted applied research on infectious diseases, zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance in low and middle-income countries and worked several years for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Kristina is currently working with research and capacity building for SLU and as Technical Specialist with FAO.
Welcome and introduction, Ulf Magnusson, LAMP
Taking the economic route to explore antimicrobial resistance, Franck Berthe, World Bank
Accessibility of antimicrobials in low-income countries, Arshnee Moodley, ILRI
West Africa, past and present challenges about AMR: the misuse of antibiotics in cattle, small ruminants and camels, Marta Carminati, Veterinaires Sans Frontier International
How AMU data collection can help to drive action, Jorge Pinto Ferreira, OIE
AMR and behaviour change: When knowledge is not enough, Cortney Price, FAO
Experiences from Asia and Africa – working towards responsible antimicrobial use in livestock, Kristina Osbjer, SLU