“ ... The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet, which we can only address with a “One Health” approach.

Recently WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health and the UN Environment Programme joined forces to establish a One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, and I would especially like to thank Her Excellency Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her leadership of that group.

Of course, the need for a “One Health” approach goes far beyond antimicrobial resistance...