An antimicrobial resistance (AMR) debate hosted by The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) has “kick-started” an alliance that aims to improve communication between animal and human health professionals.

AMR debate
Attendees of the Bella Moss hosted AMR debate included representatives from a range of animal and human health organisations and associations.

According to a BMF spokesman, delegates used the RVC-based inaugural event – which also celebrated the BMF’s 10th anniversary – to examine how AMR communications are shared across sectors and how better joint awareness campaigns might benefit all involved.

Target set

As a result, it was agreed to form a communications working group, with the first meeting expected to take place before the end of the year.

BMF founder Jill Moss said the charity had been working for a decade to highlight one health AMR and infection control messages, and needed to reach as many people as possible with these to save lives.

She said: “This working group is a fantastic start. We are so pleased to kick-start what we hope will be an exciting new alliance between human and animal health that will, ultimately, protect people, patients and pets.”

Impressive attendance

Veterinary attendees included the RCVS, the BVA, the BSAVA, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance and the VMD.

Representatives from the human health sector included the British Medical Association, the British Dental Association, the General Medical Council, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of Nursing.

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