Most countries have developed national action plans which include research priorities addressing country needs and aligned with the Global Action Plan on AMR. The integration of operational research activities within national strategic plans is key to improved policy and/or programme practice for preventing the emergence and spread of AMR.
SORT IT is a global partnership-based initiative coordinated by TDR, The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, and implemented with ministries of health and various partners. It supports countries to build sustainable capacity to conduct and publish operational research and use the evidence for informed decision-making to improve public health. The goal is to make countries “data-rich, information-rich and action rich”. At the start of 2019, TDR, with the support of the government of the United Kingdom, launched a SORT IT programme focused on tackling AMR in Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Myanmar, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Find out more about SORT IT and how this initiative is helping to build sustainable operational research capacity to tackle AMR. Read a WHO news article about the initiative. The 2021 AMR-SORT IT annual report details activities and highlights the launch of an online training platform, new developments in disseminating and communicating research findings and lessons learned.
The WHO TDR programme report on implementation research to inform AMR national action plans - AMR-SORT IT
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