Workshop | Engaging healthcare to promote responsible antibiotic use in European food production


19 October 2022 | 09:30 - 14:00 CEST

Brussels, Belgium

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Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe is organising an in-person event to discuss leveraging the healthcare sector’s purchasing power to promote responsible use of antibiotics in European food production.

The European food production sector contributes to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - a serious health threat and a growing challenge for healthcare systems. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in farming is associated with a growing number of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans and therefore requires a holistic approach.

Healthcare institutions across Europe serve a large number of meals to patients, visitors, and staff every day. Through sustainable procurement, healthcare procurers can encourage food producers to transition to sustainable food systems that respect animal welfare and do not rely on antibiotic use.

This workshop aims to launch a dialogue between all stakeholders, including procurers, food producers, consumers, and scientists to promote solutions that help curb antimicrobial overuse and misuse in European food production.

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