Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) seminar at the World Water Week

SLU co-organised an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) seminar at the World Water Week together with SIWI, SIANI and Nordea. Annika Nordin was our representative talking about the importance of WASH to limit the spread of AMR. The sub-workshop regarding WASH and AMR was popular, with 20 people attending. The general conclusion was that source separating sanitation may be a way to better control the spread as we contain most of the antibiotics and the pathogens in a concentrated fraction that could be managed in a simpler way compared to if it is diluted with water. Managing the AMR may require that more treatment aspects than pathogen control is considered. However, inactivating the pathogens may result in considerably improved situation compared to current situation.

Annika Nordin

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