Today, the European Commission has adopted its new EU 'One Health' Action Plan to tackle AMR, along with its first deliverable, EU Guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials in human health. The Guidelines aim to reduce inappropriate use and promote prudent use of antimicrobials in humans, with a special focus on antibacterial agents. They target all actors – national, regional and local governments, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrators and others who play a role in antimicrobial use. They complement infection prevention and control guidelines which may exist at national level and will be published in all official EU languages.  

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