Press Releases

NMIS supports campaign to combat antimicrobial resistance 

The National Meat Inspection Service held a kick-off ceremony for the annual celebration of Antibiotic Awareness Week at NMIS Salvador H. Escudero Hall on November 12.

During the brief ceremony, Dr. Jonathan V. Sabiniano, Head of NMIS Laboratory Division gave a short background about the celebration by sharing that the antimicrobial resistance is becoming a serious problem and threat to global public health so it needs utmost action across all sectors of government and the society.

On the other hand, NMIS Deputy Executive Director Atty. Beata Humilda Obsioma read the Statement of Support for the Philippine Campaign against Antimicrobial Resistance.


In the statement, Atty. Obsioma encouraged the NMIS Employees to participate on the activities of the celebration and do their part in combating AMR. She ended her speech by asking all the NMIS personnel to shout “iAMResponsible!” which is the slogan of the said celebration.


The ceremony concluded with the unveiling of the tarpaulin led by Atty. Obsioma and Dr. Sabiniano.

According to World Health Organization, the Antibiotic Awareness Week which is celebrated worldwide this November 12-18, 2018 aims to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and also to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR.


Like NMIS, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and other agencies under Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Health (DOH) support the Antibiotic Awareness Week.

 

Pierre Jordan M. Escobar

Flooding and its effects, tackled in an NMIS symposium