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Bangladesh’s commitment to address the challenge of Antibiotic Resistance acknowledged

Bangladesh’s continued effort, sincere commitment and achievement in the field of fighting the antibiotic resistance was duly appreciated and acknowledged during an international conference in The Hague. Director General of FAO and other delegates conveyed this to Bangladesh’s Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Mr. Muhammed Sayedul Hoque who was leading a delegation in the conference titled “Antibiotic Resistance: Joining Forces for Future Health” held on 25-26 June 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands.”

Mr. Haque, in his deliberations, highlighted hosts of initiatives that are underway in Bangladesh focused to deal with the problem of antibiotic resistance. Bangladesh Minister presented to the conference not only the legal and administrative arrangements that Bangladesh rolled out, also sought global consensus to deal with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of the Netherlands. The Ministerial conference discussed ways to respond to the challenges posed by the threat of antimicrobial resistance and the need for global action. The meeting, co-sponsored by The World Health Organization (WHO) aimed to accelerate the political commitment of working together and to give input for the global action plan.

The Conference was attended by the representatives from around 34 Member States of the WHO, including Ministers from Indonesia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Bangladesh. Meeting was also attended by the Director-General of WHO, FAO and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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