European Commission adopted a new “EU One Health Action Plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance” (attached). The Action Plan is underpinned by a One Health approach that addresses resistance in both humans and animals. In parallel, the Commission adopted the first deliverable of the plan: EU Guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human health.
The NCOH-partners Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UMC Utrecht, Erasmus MC and Wageningen University participate in several One Health EJP projects, together with RIVM and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. This will further intensify the collaborations within the Netherlands and strengthen the position of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH).
The first NCOH annual scientific meeting, organized by Leiden University and the LUMC on June 19th, was a great success, with about 120 people attending, and many new contacts and connections made.
In the second round of the programme Antibiotic Resistence 57 project ideas were submitted. These projects will contribute to the prevention of reduction of antibiotic resistence, with the ‘OneHealth’ approach and behavioural changes as possible perspectives for research.