Tackling antimicrobial resistance together

Tackling antimicrobial resistance together

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a working paper which offers practical tips and suggestions to form the multisectoral coordination needed to develop and implement National Action Plans (NAPs) on AMR (antimicrobial resistance). Drawing on published literature and the operational experience of four ‘focal countries’, i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, the Philippines and Thailand, it summarises lessons learned and the latest thinking on multisectoral working to achieve effective AMR action.
The experience in the four countries points to some tools and tactics that can be used to help establish and enhance sustainable multisectoral collaboration for AMR action. These are the political commitment, resources, governance mechanisms, and practical management.
This working paper is the first to emerge from work by WHO, FAO and OIE to build a better global evidence base for implementing NAPs.
The 32-page paper can be downloaded from http://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/publications/Tackling-AMR-multisectoral-coordination-june2018.pdf
–Third World Network

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