Overview

Since the adoption of the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2015more than 100 low- and middle-income countries have developed national action plans (NAPs), but the lack of local data to support decision-making and resource allocation is a barrier to implementation. CDDEP/OHT researchers aim to support World Health Organization member states by reviewing progress with NAP implementation, developing country- and regional-level AMR snapshots, and building an economic case for combatting AMR.

Ongoing Work

CDDEP has been  a World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHO CC) for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) since 2020. CDDEP/OHT researchers support the WHO in several activities to address AMR worldwide.

Major outputs:

  • Country-specific policy and information briefs reviewing progress in implementing national action plans on AMR.
  • An AMR snapshot that will contribute to the WHO’s global progress report on combatting AMR.
  • An economic rationale for investing in AMR mitigation strategies.

Publications

  1. World Health Organization. (2022). Burkina Faso national action plan on antimicrobial resistance: Review of progress in the human health sector.  Available here.
  2. World Health Organization. (2022).  Malawi national action plan on antimicrobial resistance: Review of progress in the human health sector.  Available here.
  3. World Health Organization. (2022).  Kenya national action plan on antimicrobial resistance: Review of progress in the human health sector.  Available here.