Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are a particular concern for human and animal health in Australia. The National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond also considers other antimicrobials, such as antifungals, antivirals and anti-parasitics.
Australia’s response recognises that AMR is a One Health problem.
This means that it affects:
- human health
- animal health
- the environment.
Our response involves action across all of these sectors.
The Australian Government is working with partners across:
- non-government organisations
- professional bodies
- research organisations.
The National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond details important actions we can all take to reduce AMR in Australia.