The One Health Trust served as the technical lead in elaborating the Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use (MAAP) consortium country reports.

OHT and MAAP partners executed an extensive, multi-year, multi-national investigation that reveals alarming details about the sparsely reported extent of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis throughout Africa, showing the urgent need for policy change to tackle the crisis. MAAP researchers analyzed 819,584 AMR records spanning from 2016-2019, obtained from 205 laboratories across Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Additionally, MAAP inspected data from 327 hospital and community pharmacies along with 16 national-level AMC datasets.

These reports are vital resources for stakeholders working to reduce AMR burden. As Africa faces the highest global mortality rate from AMR infections, the African Union Framework for AMR Control aims to improve data surveillance and limit AMR emergence.

Read the reports here.