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Antimicrobial resistance - Action at EU Level

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The EU - active on AMR for more than 15 years - strives to bring about behaviour change and tackle this pressing issue within a "One Health"approach: Raising Awareness - Reducing the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines is vital to stop the appearance of resistant microorganisms. Among other good practices, the following ones are key to tackle this problem: Better prescribing practices (including prescribing antibiotics only when required) Stop self-medication in countries in which antimicrobial medicines are freely available Respect the dosages Stop the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines in agriculture and the veterinary field

The link address is: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/amr/action_eu/index_en.htm

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