Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing global threat to public health and animal health. AMR affects patients and communities and threatens to severely undermine the modern health system. The impact of AMR in animals (pets and production animals can have serious negative impacts on animal health, welfare and production.
New Zealand’s human health animal health and agriculture sectors are working collaboratively to develop a national action plan for New Zealand to address antimicrobial resistance. This first document outlines the evidence and the collective, expert views of stakeholders on how best to address antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand.