Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious global issue that needs our urgent action. Australia’s response recognises that AMR affects human and animal health, agriculture, food and the environment. Our response involves action across all of these sectors.
Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are a particular concern for human and animal health in Australia.
Australia’s response recognises that Antimicrobial Resistance (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 details important actions we can all take to reduce AMR in Australia.