ONLINE DIALOGUE WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ON THE POTENTIAL SHORT- AND LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND ASF ON THE AMR BURDEN IN THE PHILIPPINES
The emergence of the Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus outbreak have greatly impacted the human and animal health sectors, respectively. These diseases have resulted in the derailment of other long-term public issues, including Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which is one of the most serious and urgent global threats to public health even before the emergence of COVID-19. The global threat of AMR microorganisms or superbugs is anticipated to worsen due to the expected increase in the usage of antimicrobials in both the human and animal health sectors due to the occurrence of COVID-19 and ASF. To mitigate the future implications of AMR in the Philippines, the fight and efforts against AMR must not be pushed back and relevant departments, agencies, and sectors must continue to strengthen their collaboration to successfully combat the AMR threat through one health approach. Relative thereto, the co-chairs of the Inter-Agency Committee on AMR (ICAMR) (i.e., Department of Health and Department of Agriculture) have collaborated to hold an online dialogue with key stakeholders on the potential short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 and ASF on the AMR burden in the Philippines.
The online dialogue will be held on 11 September 2020 (Friday), 10:00 AM to 12:00 NN.
Kindly refer to the Zoom meeting details below to connect to the online conference:
Meeting URL: https://fao.zoom.us/j/97143171680
Meeting ID: 971 4317 1680