|December 12, 2014
Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada - A Federal Framework for Action
Message from the Minister of Health:
Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada: A Federal Framework for Action
Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health concern. The loss of effective antimicrobials is reducing our ability to protect Canadians from infectious diseases, with profound impacts on our healthcare system, global trade, agriculture, environment and health sectors.
Through decisive action, the escalating rate of antimicrobial resistance can be minimized. We know that resistance is largely due to inappropriate use of antimicrobial treatment, patients not finishing prescription regimens, and improper use in livestock or crops. Working together to find more effective solutions to these problems, we can make a difference. To set the stage for broader, more cohesive engagement and action, the Government of Canada is presenting Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada: A Federal Framework for Action.
This Framework maps out a coordinated, collaborative federal approach to responding to the threat of antimicrobial resistance. It also lays a foundation for action from all sectors, underscoring the need to work together more than ever before, on a local, national and global scale. And it outlines the Government's key focus areas and plans for action.
For the complete document, please refer to the link or the PDF document:
Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada (PDF) Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada:A Federal Framework for Action