Environment minister, WHO official discuss cooperation

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AMMAN — Minister of Environment Muawiya Radaideh on Wednesday discussed with Assistant Director-General for Antimicrobial Resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Hanan Balkhi and her accompanying delegation support to the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (NAP-AMR).اضافة اعلان

Discussions, in the presence of WHO representative in Amman, Dr. Jamila Al-Rabi, tackled ways to enhance joint cooperation on the comprehensive AMR-related 2022-2023 action plan, and identify priority areas for targeted support, according to a ministry statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Radaideh stressed the importance of developing Jordan’s environmental sector and strengthening its capability to address antimicrobial resistance challenges. 

Stressing the importance of launching special and intensive awareness-raising programs on the dangers of antimicrobials excessive use, Radaideh referred to joint efforts by competent and concerned authorities, specifically with regard to the process of using and circulating these substances.

Balkhi, for her part, pointed to the importance of Jordan’s role and its ratification of the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (NAP-AMR), as the fourth country in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to have ratified the initiative.

Jordan, Balkhi noted, is one of the seven countries that benefit from WHO’s technical support to implement the NAP-AMR locally.

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