ECDC country visit to Malta to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues, 3-7 July 2017
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, at the invitation of the Maltese authorities, jointly carried out a country visit from 3 to 7 July 2017. The overall aim of the visit was to assist them in the further development and implementation of their national policies and strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a One Health perspective.
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Following an official invitation by the Member States, an ECDC team conducts visits and meetings to discuss AMR issues in the country with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. The page shows the ECDC country visit reports.Read more
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