In May 2015, the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly adopted the global action plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. The Assembly called on all member states of World Health Organization to put in place national actions plans against AMR aligned with the objectives of the global action plan by mid-2017.
What is needed to develop a nation action plan? Check out resources shared by ReAct Africa that offer more insights on the same
Following the launch of the Global Action Plan in 2015, several African countries now have a national action plan on AMR. According to the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa( WHO AFRO), 39 countries had national action plans at the start of 2022 in the WHO AFRO region. How has it been from conceptualization to implementation? Check out a viewpoint article, “Moving from paper to action – The status of National AMR Action Plans in African countries” by ReAct Africa Director Dr. Mirfin Mpundu to learn more about the current situation in many African countries. Access the article here
Below is a collection of AMR National Action Plans for African countries. Click on each country and flip the pages to read through the plans.
Burkina Faso: National multisectoral strategic plan to combat antimicrobial resistance (French)
Ethiopia: Strategy for the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance for Ethiopia
Eritrea: National action plan on antimicrobial resistance
Eswatini: National Antimicrobial Resistance Containment Strategic Plan 2018-2022
Ghana: National action plan for antimicrobial use and resistance
Kenya: National action plan on prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance 2017-2022
A comprehensive library of the National Action Plans can also be found in the World Health Organization Library. The library is updated regularly as new information becomes available.