Activities related to Veterinary Products

Regional Short-term Training on Antimicrobial Resistance (Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November 2016)

As a part of the activities of OIE Collaborating Centre for Diagnosis and Control of Animal Diseases and Related Veterinary Product Assessment in Asia, National Veterinary Assay Laboratory (NVAL), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan, organised a First Round Regional Short-term Training on Antimicrobial Resistance, with the support of OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific from 14-18 November 2016. 

This training was conducted as a part of the implementation effort to against AMR based on Japan National Action Plan that aligned with WHO Global Action Plan to combat AMR.  The objectives of this training are 1) to understand the AMR countermeasures in the fields of animal health, 2) to master fundamental techniques for practical operational procedures in isolating and identifying bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella, and 3) to master fundamental techniques for practical operational procedures in antimicrobial susceptibility testing according to the OIE code.

The total 8 participants in the training were from Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The training material covered disk diffusion method, broth microdilution method, agar dilution method, bacterial isolation and identification, MIC measurement. During the training, each participant delivered the presentation of the AMR situation in their country and shared the country experience related to the efforts to against AMR.

The participants were also provided with Introduction to OIE standard setting, OIE resolution, and activities related to AMR. Furthermore, the participants got the information and obtained the lesson learn from lectures in the One Health Seminar delivered by Food Safety Commission of Japan and Risk Assessment for Foodborne Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria, Japan Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (JANIS), Japan Antimicrobial Resistant Monitoring System (JVARM), Division of Bacterial and Parasitic Disease-National Institute of Animal Health-National Agriculture and Food Research Organization of Japan. The OIE RRAP will continue to support and find more opportunities to encourage OIE Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres in the region to implement regional training programmes on the topics related to their expertise.

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