World Antimicrobial Week

World Antimicrobial Week

*Encouraging vaccination to control animal disease and ensure right treatment*

Islamabad : To Commence World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021.
The DAI Fleming Fund with Funding support of FAO Organization of United Nation organised Awareness Seminar for Veterinary Professionals on Transboundary Animal Disease, Herd Health Management and Antimicrobial Resistance and use.
The Theme of this year WAAW “Spread Awareness Stop Resistance”

The keynote speaker of the Seminar Included Dr Ayesha Rasheed Country Head DAI Fleming Fund a UK aid funded programme, Dr Muhammad Afzal Project coordinator FAO,  Dr Naveed e Sehar Additional Director Livestock

On the occasion, Dr Ayesha Rasheed stated that , “The Fleming Fund team is supporting One Health approach to combat AMR, investing in systems that share information within and across human, animal and environmental health sectors.”

While addressing audience Dr Muhammad Afzal Project coordinator FAO said “We are glad to organise this event in collaboration with Fleming Fund this kind of event are very beneficial for raising awareness of veterinary professionals to tackle transferable disease.

The purpose of seminar was to encourage veterinaries to control disease among animals, handle outbreak situation and to promote  best practice among veterinary practices.

During the seminar the presenters explained the role of veterinaries to educate farmer and encourage them to ensure best sanitation and disinfection practices in farms and encourage promote vaccination to control animal disease and ensure right treatment of transboundary disease.

AMR is a cross-cutting problem its causes and consequences span beyond human health to involve the environment, agriculture as well as the economy. Its containment therefore requires a concerted multi-sectoral approach in the spirit of one health. Antimicrobial Resistance is a complex multi sectoral problem that requires continuous data sharing/ information across human, animal and environment health sectors.
Dr Farooq delivered a practical session on one health approach and how it can help combat Antimicrobial Resistance. He shared the cases of Antimicrobial Resistance victims, while presenting he stated that “We are still in Denial Phase, We need to work together and encourage multi sectoral approach to cop AMR”

Dr Usman Zaheer Surveillance Lead the Fleming Fund Pakistan, shared the Knowledge Attitudes and Practice survey implemented KAP surveys across Pakistan which resulted in collection of data from 430 dairy farmers and 160 field veterinarians on different aspects of AMR and AMU using a structured and pretested questioner.

Dr Qurat ul Ain, Field officer Epidemiology FAO Pakistan presented and eucated athe Transboundary Animal Disease, how they transmit and how we can control them.

Dr Sami Ullah Khan Bahadur, Technical Cordinator the Fleming Fund Pakistan explained the role of Ministry of National Food Security, how they are surpassing their challenges and achieving their goal to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance.

The Event summarised with group activity Lead By Dr Usman Talib ISO Consultant and Dr Sammi Ullah khan Bahadur Technical Cordinator the Fleming Fund Pakistan and with the vote of thanks by Dr Naveed e Sehar Additional Director Livestock.