A Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) had been adopted in 2015, at the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA). In March 2019, the WHO published another key document, “Turning Plans into Action for Antimicrobial Resistance”. To materialize this, Members States adopted a resolution at the WHA 72, calling for continued high-level commitments to implement and adequately resource multi-sectoral National Action Plans. The resolution urges Member States to strengthen infection prevention and control measures including water sanitation and hygiene; enhance participation in Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System; ensure prudent use of quality-assured antimicrobials; and support multisectoral annual self-assessment survey. Press release: Antimicrobial Resistance.



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Source: International Hospital Federation Newsletter