Many of the same microbes infect animals and humans, as they share the eco-systems they live in.

Drug-resistant microbes can be transmitted between animals and humans through direct contact between animals and humans or through contaminated food, so to effectively contain it, a well-coordinated approach in humans and in animals is required. Efforts by just one sector cannot prevent or eliminate the problem, thus, professionals with a range of expertise in different sectors - e.g. public health, animal health, plant health and the environment - should join forces to support One Health approaches.

On this page you will find key resources relating to One Health and AMR.

Bracing for Superbugs: Strengthening environmental action in the One Health response to antimicrobial resistance
This study offers proof that the environment is crucial to the emergence, spread, and development of AMR, and that prevention is the best course of action. The environment also plays a significant role in the solution.

Supporting measures to mitigate AMR in One Health settings
Report of the JPIAMR roundtable webinar Supporting measures to mitigate AMR in One Health settings. The webinar reflected on the area of prevention and intervention to mitigate AMR across all sectors.

WHO - What is One Health?
One Health is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes. Read more about how One Health impacts AMR. En français.

The aim of this web page is to provide an introduction to planning a One Health research project, including good One Health overview papers and websites, up to date definitions, a breakdown of EID and zoonotic disease information, including the most relevant clinical and veterinary diagnostic techniques, as well as a step-by-step guide to planning.

Food and Agriculture Organisation Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistane (2016-2020)
Supporting the food and agriculture sectors in implementing the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance to minimize the impact of antimicrobial resistance.

World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE)
Access information from the OiE on One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance.

CE4AMR - One Health
AMR is a known as a One Health problem because it impacts upon human, animal and environmental health. Access information and resources on tackling AMR with a One Health approach, from the COSTAR project from CE4AMR, GCRF and the University of Leeds. 

GCRF One Health Poultry Hub 
The GCRF One Heath Poultry Hub is an interdisciplinary research programme addressing the need to meet rising demand for poultry meat and eggs in low-and-middle income countries while minimising risk to animal and public health. Find out more about One Health in poultry farming and about this project and its outputs

PAHO One Health Webinar recording (Spanish)
Watch the recording of the PAHO webinar on: The Role of Molecular Biology in Integrated AMR Surveillance in the One Health Framework/Rol de la Biología Molecular en la Vigilancia Integrada de la RAM en el marco de Una Salud, which took place in October 2020.

Africa CDC One Health Programme 

Africa CDC endorses and fosters a transdisciplinary, One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance and zoonotic diseases. Read more about their frameworks for surveillance, antimicrobial resistance and one health practice in national public health institutes

Reducing Antimicrobial Discharges from Food Systems, Manufacturing Facilities and Human Health Systems into the Environment
This short paper is a call to action from the Global Leaders Group on AMR to all countries of the world to improve the management of discharges into the environment that may contribute to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. It encourages countries to implement the Codex Code of practice to minimize and contain foodborne AMR and Guidelines on Integrated Monitoring and Surveillance of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance approved in November 2021.

Summary for Policymakers - Environmental dimensions of antimicrobial resistance
This is a summary report highlighting the environmental causes and impacts of AMR. The full report is due to be released later in the year (2022) and will be available here. This is a useful resource to facilitate when developing national action plans (NAPs)

Antimicrobial Resistance in the EU/EEA: A One Health Response
 A joint report on the need to prioritize monitoring and evaluation of national action plan implementation, integrate and expand holistic one health surveillance programmes; invest in stewardship and infection prevention and control programs; implement best practices to tackle AMR; and develop and promote innovative economic models for new antibiotics, diagnostics, and vaccines.

One Health and AMR Surveillance: Approaches and Options
A cutting-edge discussion on improved frontline and sentinel surveillance, where we are today, where we need to go, how we can get there, and what is it going to cost? PDF, PDF, VIDEO