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Workshop in Pakistan on Codex standards and foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR)


Mar 11, 2024

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Animal Husbandry Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Livestock and Dairy Development Department of South Punjab and the Punjab Food Authority conducted a two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Codex Standards and Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the city of Multan in South Punjab.

The workshop was part of a training programme taking place in the country under the FAO-implemented and Republic of Korea-funded Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT) project which is encouraging a One Health approach to collaboration among various stakeholders, to raise awareness about the need for responsible and prudent antimicrobial use based on Codex texts.

This event followed a similar ToT workshop that took place in Islamabad in October 2023. The ToT approach means “we are reaching the maximum number of people at the grass root level,” says Javaria Alam, ACT project coordinator in Pakistan. It was important to the organizers that the less developed South Punjab province should be targeted, where livestock carers – the majority of whom are women  - have scant awareness of issues around antimicrobial use. Two people were invited from each district of the province and in total, more than 30 participants attended the workshop from the provincial livestock departments and food authorities. For many, this was the first time they had received any training on AMR. 


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