U.N. Event Celebrates AMR Challenge
On September 23, CDC celebrated the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge at a United Nations General Assembly side event. The AMR Challenge has been a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against AMR with action across governments and industries worldwide. The AMR Challenge acknowledges that antibiotic resistance is a global, One Health threat affecting humans, animals, and the environment. Food can become contaminated with bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria, at any point along the food production chain. Among the hundreds of commitments made, 41 food-producing organizations across the globe committed to the AMR Challenge to protect human and animal health.