Fighting antibiotic resistance in the environment
– a first look

by: Lotta Peussa

Resistomap hosted a webinar in November 2020 on antibiotic resistance in the environment, as part of its webinar series on Fighting Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment. In the webinar, world-leading researchers and experts shared insights based on their work and discussed the best strategies to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. In this blog article, I summarise my key takeaways from the webinar.

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Webinar summary: AMRIWA results suggest water is a key source of antimicrobial resistance
genes in West Africa

by: Lotta Peussa

Resistomap hosted the first webinar from its Monitoring Antibiotic Resistant Genes (ARGs) in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) webinar series in February. In the webinar, Dr Alidehou Jerrold Agbankpe and Dr Kaisa Haukka provided an overview of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) situation in Benin and presented preliminary results from their interdisciplinary research project looking for resistance gene hotspots in West Africa using the One Health approach. In this blogpost, Lotta Peussa summarises the webinar presentations.

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AMR Mitigation in Indonesian Agriculture:
Farm to Fork Monitoring

by Agatha Priandini

 In continuation of Resistomap’s Monitoring Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC’s) webinar series, this March webinar highlighted the implication of ARGs in Indonesia. Our keynote speakers included Dr. Gunawan Budi Utomo (FAO Indonesia), Prof. Siti Subandiyah (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia), and Dr. Windi Muziasari (Resistomap, Finland). Offering insight into the ARGs in Indonesian agriculture, this webinar session emphasized the overarching importance of ‘farm-to-fork’ antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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