Health Desk: 11th Nov’18: Nearly 300 million people across the globe are at risks of death by the year 2050 due to antibiotic resistance caused by unnecessary uses and overdose of the lifesaving drugs to human and animal health, animal feeds and farm production, health experts told a seminar in the capital on Saturday, reports BSS.
They said Bangladesh, being the most densely-populated country in the world with growing human and livestock populations and intensifying agriculture, is a prime spot for emerging zoonotic pathogens that causes infected diseases and antibiotic resistance is a major concern for human health in the country.
The One Health Bangladesh in collaboration of International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), the Department of Livestock Services, the Directorate of Health Services and other partners organised the seminar on the occasion of One Health Day at the icddr,b in the morning.
Md Raisul Alam Mondal, secretary of Ministry of Fisheries & Animal Resources, was present at the seminar as the chief guest while Dr Hiresh Ranjan Bhowmik, director general of Department of Livestock Services, spoke as special guest.
Senior Technical Adviser of One Health and Veterinary Education Professor Dr Nitish C Debnath presented a keynote at the seminar while David Doolan, deputy FAO representative in Bangladesh, Prof Allen Ross, senior director of Infectious Diseases Division of ICDDR,B, also spoke. Dr Eric Brum, team leader of FAO-ECTAD, Bangladesh, also presented a paper on ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: Tripartite Effort to Combat’.