Here we attempt to bring together information, resources and research from organisations and networks in Africa on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

The aim is to make it as easy as possible to find the right information, support and guidance, by connecting all the African initiatives together and making all the sources of reliable information and tools both accessible and discoverable.

Research updates ↓  |  Study Profiles from Africa →  |  AMR surveillance networks covering Africa ↓  |  Africa AMR National Action Plans ↓



Research updates on AMR from Africa

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AMR surveillance networks covering Africa

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS)

Launched in 2015, the WHO Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) has been developed by the WHO to support the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. As of May 2021, 109 countries/territories are enrolled in GLASS. The aim is to support global surveillance and research in order to strengthen the evidence base on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), help inform decision-making and drive national, regional, and global actions. 

Read the GLASS WHO 2021 report here!

Previous reports can be accessed here!

Guide: AMR Surveillance in Low- and Middle-Income Settings: A Roadmap for Participation in the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) tool (Fleming Fund 2016)

Access general resources on AMR surveillance

 

The Africa CDC Anti-Microbial Resistance Surveillance Network (AMRSNET): This is a network of public health institutions in Africa collaborating to measure prevent and mitigate harms from AMR organisms.

TGHN surveillance network of networks: We are developing a pathfinder project for AMR surveillance. A network of networks for AMR surveillance, and its purpose is to connect Surveillance Networks, Groups, and Researchers. Read More About this project here.

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Africa AMR National Action Plans

The map highlights NAPs for various countries in Africa. Click on the country pins to access national action plans on combatting AMR in Africa. Is your country’s NAP indicated? If not, please let us know on amr@tghn2.org!

There are various groups and organizations supporting the implementation of NAPs in Africa:

ReACT

How to develop a national action plan   |   How to implement the plan   |   Inspirational examples: Ghana's national policy

Hear from Mirfin Mpundu (Head of ReAct Africa) on how countries in Africa can work to ensure their National Action Plans are implemented.

Read more about ReACT's work in Africa here.  

WHO

WHO Webinar Series to Support Implementation of National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance

The WHO has an online forum that features Webinars and Discussions to support the implementation of National Action Plans for AMR. Resources from this webinar series aim to support continued NAP implementation work at country level and exchange of best practices and lessons across countries and practitioners. Read more!!!

WHO Implementation Handbook for National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance was launched in March 2022 and the WHO/FAO/OiE: Tripartite AMR country self-assessment survey (TrACSS) was launched to support monitoring of country progress in the implementation of the national actions plans.

Inspirational examples: Burkina Faso strengthening surveillance systems for AMR and antimicrobial consumption.

Africa CDC

Africa CDC One Health Programme

Africa CDC through its One health programme established in 2018 endorses and fosters a transdisciplinary, One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance and zoonotic diseases. It has developed various frameworks to support AU regions and member states with the implementation of the one health approach. Learn about their frameworks for surveillance, antimicrobial resistance and one health practice in national public health institutes.

ICARS

ICARS is a OneHealth research partnership supporting the development & implementation of context-specific & cost-effective solutions to tackle AMR in LMICs, by co-developing tailored solutions with LMIC governments and researchers. These solutions are then implemented by the LMIC stakeholders using ICARS funding and expertise. Read more!!!

Environmental Considerations for NAPs

A good resource worth considering for the development and implementation of NAPs for AMR is the UN Environment Programme’s “Environmental Dimensions of Antimicrobial Resistance: Summary for Policy Makers". The summary report highlights the environmental causes and impacts of AMR. The full report is due to be released later in the year (2022) and will be available here.

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Key research organisations

The following is a list of African organisations, including the WHO Africa, Africa CDC and EDCTP Centres of Excellence who are responding to AMR. 

ReAct Africa | Afro WHO AMR information | Afro WHO Resist AMR | Africa CDC OiE Africa  
African Society for Laboratory Medicine | WANETAM NoE | CANTAM NoE | EACCR NoE | TESA NoE 
ALERRT | PANDORA | PediCAP

 
If you have anything to add or suggestions on what would be useful please get in touch: info@theglobalhealthnetwork.org