CEDBCAM Research Institute is a non-profit organization established in May 2017 and based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It is made of dynamic research teams, mentored by experienced and world-renowned researchers working to mobilize resources, coordinate ideas and implement fine-tuned studies addressing the challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) through the lens of One Health.
AMR IS RECOGNIZED AS AN URGENT AND GLOBAL ISSUE THAT HAS MULTIDIMENSIONAL REPERCUSSIONS
Antimicrobial misuse and overuse are the main driving forces behind the emergence of AMR worldwide. AMR is aggravated by additional challenges such as insufficient diagnostic infrastructures, limited AMR surveillance, and inadequate infection prevention and control measures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The complex interplay of AMR transmission between humans, animals, and the environment underscores the need for a One Health approach to better understand the transmission mechanisms and sustainably contain AMR. One Health is an approach recognizing the interconnection between “human-animal-environmental health”, with any threat occurring in one compartment affecting the others.
The One Health approach to AMR has been acknowledged as a vital component of national and global AMR strategies and therefore an essential element for achieving sustainable development.