23 Apr 2015

The Nordic Council challenges the EU to combat antibiotic resistance

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The European Parliament is in the process of preparing legislation on veterinary medicine and animal health. The Nordic Council believes that this is a window of opportunity for European action against antibiotic resistance.

The seminar One Health from a Nordic perspective was hosted by Christel Schaldemose, Member of the European Parliament, together with the Nordic Council 22 April, 2015.

- We have a unique opportunity to combat this enormous threat to human and animal health. It is not acceptable that 25.000 people are killed annually in Europe due to antibiotic resistance. Urgent action is needed. We can save lives, said Christel Schaldemose.

One Health Sweden was was represented by Lotta Berg who spoke on ”Improved animal welfare leads the way to healthier people” — about ways to reduce the use of antibiotics and decrease antibiotic resistance in veterinary medicine.

Read the report on the website of the Nordic Council.