Antimicrobial Resistance and the One Health Approach: Nine National Action Plans in the EU


  • Leonie Eilers Maastricht University



Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health approach, Action Plan, European Union, infectious diseases, SDG 3.


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) presents a major threat to global public health and economic development. Therefore, countries were required to have an action plan on AMR implemented by mid-2017. The research objective of this thesis is to explore whether the action plans of nine EU member states incorporated the One Health approach (human and animal health and the environment are interlinked). Only five plans were identified to include the components of the One Health concept sufficiently. To conclude, all countries must develop a holistic national action plan and ensure its effective implementation in order to fight AMR.

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