NOAH has been shortlisted organisations for the 4th international Antibiotic Guardian awards, for its Animal Medicines Best Practice Training Programme (AMBP). The awards, hosted by Public Health England, recognise achievements to combat antimicrobial resistance across the world and will take place on June 27 in Birmingham.
NOAH’s AMBP programme, launched in July 2018, provides farmer training to support the responsible use of antibiotics across UK farms. It gives farmers and vets access to new resources, enabling a coordinated and consistent approach.
NOAH led the programme development, working in partnership with stakeholders from across the industry including farmers, vets, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and leading academics, to create robust and trusted training for all those working in the sheep, dairy, beef and pig sectors.
NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted, alongside the other excellent projects in the Animal health, Agricultural and Food Supply section of these awards. Such a strong group of activities up for this award demonstrates the commitment of the UK food supply chain to playing their part in the tackling the threat of antibiotic resistance.”