Antibiotic resistance in a “one health” context: The animal/Environment sectors
Professor Luther King Abia Akebe will talk about how the human and the veterinary sectors have put in tremendous efforts to curb the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) but how the environmental sector still has a long way to go. Thus, the World Health Organization has proposed the “One Health” approach as the way in which the fight against AMR could be won. Despite this realization, the environment remains the unattended elephant in the room in this one health triad. Yet, the environmental dimension of AMR is highly affected by human activities such as agriculture, probably because the interaction between AMR in these sectors is not well understood. Thus, understanding how this happens could create greater awareness of the issue, significantly reducing AMR in the environment and protecting human, animal, and environmental health. This presentation will look at some works carried out to attempt to close the knowledge gap.