Muscat, 1 November 2022 (TDI): A press conference was held at Intercity Hotel in Muscat revealing that Oman will host the third international conference on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on November 24-25 this year.

The main agenda of the conference is to accelerate the response to microbial resistance on a global level and to discuss the prospect of international cooperation in this regard.

While addressing the conference, the Director General of Disease Surveillance and Control at the Ministry of Health of Oman, Saif Salim al Abri said that the conference will be conducted through case studies and speeches.

The objective will be to highlight the best practices as well as through interactive sessions between the participants. He further elaborated that the conference will be held by the Oman government.

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It will be patronized by the Ministry of Health and Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources in cooperation with UN Quartet on monitoring and resisting AMR, the WHO, the FAO, and the GCC Health Council.

Moreover, he enunciated that the conference will discuss the role of the environment in the spread of antimicrobial bodies.

For his part, the Minister of Information, Dr. Abdullah said that Oman is playing a very crucial role in spreading knowledge. The conference will pave the way for more international events and activities to be held in Oman in the future.

While Minister of Health, Dr. Hilal Ali stressed the importance of the conference on AMR due to its impact on human health, animal health as well as the environment.

He underlined the significance of prescribing the appropriate antibiotics for microbial diseases. It is pertinent to mention that the 3rd conference is being conducted keeping in view the success of prior ministerial conferences held in 2014 & 2019 in the Netherlands.

The conference is aimed to gather Ministers of Health, Agriculture, policymakers, experts, and researchers from around the globe.