Global Action Plan AMR / Global Initiatives

In the room, many members and also heads of Member States delegations.

Mrs Garance Fannie Upham, Vice-President, ACdeBMR / WAAAR World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance, 3rd Prize in the EU AMR Prize competition​, Editor, AMR Control 2015 and AMR Control 2016, ex-Member, Steering com., Patients for Patient Safety, PSP, World Health Organization (2004-Jan 2014), Chief Editor AMR-Times (English/Français)

Global Action Plan AMR / Communication

Coinciding with the Antibiotic awareness week, lots of awareness campaigns have been launched, we highlight here some of the most remarkable ones:

Global Action Plan AMR / Global Initiatives

We sent three set of questions with multi choices to each of the three candidates in the upcoming May elections for the post of Director-General the World Health Organization: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, presented by the Government of Ethiopia, Dr Sania Nishtar, presented by the Government of Pakistan and Dr David Nabarro, presented by the Government of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

We asked ourself, in what order to present their answers? Alphabetically? Finally, we decided to present them in the order in which we received the answers.

By Garance Fannie Upham

Global Action Plan AMR / National Action Plans

In response to the call of the World Health Organization, the Chinese government issued its national action plan to contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in August 2016.  The ambitious five-year plan contains detailed strategies and clear targets. The major targets include new drugs and the development of new techniques, implementation of antibiotics sale only with a prescription, optimization of surveillance, rational use of antibiotics in both the human and animal sectors, and professional education and publicity for AMR control.

Professor Yonghong Xiao, Vice-Director, State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis & Treatment of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China