While many countries have developed their National Action Plans (NAPs) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), effective implementation remains a primary gap. According to the Tripartite Antimicrobial Resistance Country Self-assessment Survey (TrACSS) survey results 2020/211, only 95 out of 163 countries responded that they are implementing their NAPs. The typical difficulties in implementing NAPs include not only the gap in existing infrastructure and resource capacities but also the non-prioritized plans and lack of monitoring & evaluation (M&E) plans in their NAPs.
To support countries with a practical approach to managing AMR, FAO developed a Progressive Management Pathway (PMP) on AMR to assist the food and agriculture sectors in developing and operationalizing a One Health NAP on AMR. By using the stepwise approach, countries can identify and prioritize the short- and medium-term actions to enhance their implementation. Also, the approach could be used as an M&E tool by itself to monitor the progress made by countries. Also, the tool is available for specific food and agriculture sectors, such as poultry, and is currently under development for the apiculture sector.
The webinar aims to provide and share the regional and national experience that have enhanced the level of implementation of the NAPs on AMR using the FAO Progressive Management Pathway for AMR.