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Event
27 August 2018

Tackling antimicrobial resistance through safe, clean water and environmental health

Photo: kjpargeter / Freepik.

This seminar is part of World Water Week 2018

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues and this year the theme is “water, ecosystems and human development”.

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 like:

  • 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.

Times

From 27 August 2018 at 16:00 to 27 August 2018 at 17:30

Venue

Room: NL Music Hall
City Conference Centre
Drottninggatan 71b
Stockholm
Phone: +46 8-506 16 400
www.stoccc.se

Hosted by

Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative
Email: info@siani.se

Agenda

16:00 Welcome

Opening remarks:
Sarah Dickin, Stockholm Environment Institute

16:03 Keynote
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 Sceinces
  • 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