Public consultation on antimicrobial manufacturing effluent guidance

Dec. 27, 2023
WHO guidance.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking public feedback on draft “WHO Guidance on waste and wastewater management in pharmaceutical manufacturing with emphasis on antibiotic production”

Antibiotics provide great value to humanity to prevent and treat infectious disease. However, environmental emission of antibiotics during manufacturing has potential to contribute to the emergence and spread of AMR. Therefore, there is a recognized need, stemming from a World Health Assembly resolution and the Global Action Plan on AMR, for international evidence-based guidance and tools on the management of manufacturing waste containing antimicrobials to guide the target audiences of this document.   

Public submitters can download the draft guidance and background documents below and provide comments in the online feedback form before January 26, 2024.

WHO release