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‘Don’t just blame the animals, but who is to blame?’

3 January 2018

Prof. Reichel (Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, Chair Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied One Health Research and Policy Advice) was invited to give a presentation in ‘The President’s Lecture Series: Excellence in Academia’ in November 2017. This series of unique lectures offers a platform for CityU academics to discuss wide-ranging academic investigations with students, faculty and staff across the CityU community.

Prof. Reichel chose the topic of antimicrobial resistance for his presentation titled ‘Don’t just blame the animals, but who is to blame?’. He quoted the WHO, OIE, FAO and OECD as calling antimicrobial resistance a major threat to global health and the world economy, and asked the questions if we can solely blame it on the widespread use of antimicrobials in food production, and which role humans are playing.

Taking a One Health approach, he suggested that we are all in it together and should find solutions that serve animals, humans and the environment.

Please click here for more information and a recording of the presentation.