Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly being recognized as one of the biggest threats to global health, impacting the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.
Following the occasion of One Health Day (3 November annually), a number of noteworthy events took place globally in November and December 2016, indicating a rising common concern at the regional and global levels in this field.
As one of the two lead countries for the Zoonotic Diseases Action Package (ZDAP) and a contributing country for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Action Package of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), Viet Nam has demonstrated its efforts and engagement with this important cooperation program to international community through active participation in recent regional highlighted activities in the previous quarter.
The 3rd Global Risk Forum One Health Summit 2015 was held in Davos, Switzerland from 4 – 6 October 2015 with the main theme of “Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration for global public and animal health”.
On September 7th – 9th 2015, the Government of Republic of Korea hosted a High Level Meeting on Global Health Security Agenda in Seoul, Korea with the participation of more than 300 delegates from over 50 countries. The conference aims at strengthening international collaboration and encouraging engagement of governments, non-governmental organizations and international organization in the development and implementation of GSHA’s 11 action packages in order to achieve GHSA goals.
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