Antimicrobial resistance

Situational Analysis on Antimicrobial Resistance in the South-East Asia Region

Situation Analysis on AMR in SEAR

On 9 September 2017 during the occasion of 70th Regional Committee in Maldives, HE Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, Minister of Health Maldives, as a Chair of 70th RC, and Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia launched the publication entitled “Situation Analysis on AMR in SEAR”.

In the foreword of this publication, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh stated that: “This report is an account of the Region’s progress in developing and implementing NAPs. The report provides a platform to track what is going well, and to identify areas where extra efforts are needed. In the report, the regional roadmap for strengthening national AMR prevention and containment programmes is analysed with a specific methodology. The results gathered have been compiled to contribute to country profiles which make the report more useful.”

World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

This year's theme:
” Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics”
Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.

AMR Self-Assessment up dated June 2017

WHO, FAO and OIE global have a tripartite database which showed the country progress in the implementation of the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. Information captured in this database is a result of the country self-assessment questionnaire disseminated to countries by WHO, FAO and OIE in November 2016, and updated result on June 2017. The database currently contains data for the reporting year 2016-17. The survey will be repeated annually, thus starting from next year progress made on implementing actions on antimicrobial resistance can be tracked. All SEAR countries participated in this self-assessment process, and the data updated on June 2017

Tokyo Meeting of Health Ministers on Antimicrobial Resistance in Asia, 16 April 2016

In order to discuss the Antimicrobial resistance a major threat in Asia, a meeting of Health Ministers of Asian countries held in Tokyo on 16 April 2016. On this occasion, the Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh stated that the Antimicrobial resistance is a threat to global security and economic stability. It is a looming health and economic crisis that requires both global and local solutions. Since drug resistant genes can travel, countries with higher levels of economic and social organization have a stake in the success of measures taken by less developed countries. In the fight against antimicrobial resistance, we are only as strong as the weakest link.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

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