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Jon Georg Dale is Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food.
Postoperative treatment against infections may soon be ineffective and make surgery very risky. In 2050, it is estimated about 10 million people will die each year because of AMR.
AMR knows no boundaries, neither geographical nor sectoral. Combatting AMR, therefore, requires a global and multi-sectorial approach. Knowledge and international research cooperation are essential to solve this challenge.
It is of the utmost importance to raise awareness about AMR among relevant stakeholders. Therefore, it is most appreciated that the UN General Assembly, WHO, FAO and OIE are addressing this critical topic.
As Minister of Agriculture and Food, I have raised this subject both in meetings with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, and at the G20 meeting in Berlin, Germany earlier this year.