Tackling antimicrobial resistance through safe, clean water and environmental health
Far too little attention is given to the issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the way it spreads in our natural environment and water. How does it happen? What role do pollution and water quality play? How can safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) contribute to good health, preventing infections and reducing the needs for the use of antibiotics? We will explore solutions in this session.
The session will begin with introductory keynote speeches about environmental health and the role of WASH in the context of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Breakout groups will discuss specific issues:
• The role of WASH for preventing or limiting AMR.
• The environment as a vehicle and incubator for AMR and the interplay of various pollutants.
• Funding and incentive structures to strengthen mitigation measures.
• Policy, institutions and participation for coherent implementation.
Venue: NL Music Hall
Venue Address: Norra Latin: Drottninggatan 71B, Stockholm
Sarah Dickin, Stockholm Environment Institute
Professor Carl-Fredrik Flach, University of Gothenburg
16:15 Introduction to the breakout sessions by the facilitating experts
16:25 Breakout sessions:
- The role of WASH for preventing or limiting AMR
Björn Vinnerås / Annika Nordin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- The environment as a vehicle and incubator for AMR and the interplay of various pollutants
Dr. Marc Sprenger, WHO
- Funding and incentive structures to strengthen mitigation measures
Damiano de Felice, Access to Medicine Foundation
- Global governance of AMR
Dr. Steven J. Hoffman, Global Strategy Lab
17:10 Panel discussion:
Presentation and discussion of results from the working groups, with the keynote speaker and moderator
17:30 End of session
- SIWI Swedish Water House
- Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences