It is nearly six years since the World Health Assembly approved the Global Action Plan on AMR. While a lot still needs to be done, much has been achieved at country, regional and global level, of which we can all be proud. Today, 143 countries have a National Action Plan on AMR and we are committed to supporting countries in implementing these plans.
In these quarterly newsletters we will share with you updates on progress by countries, and activities taking place at all three levels of the organization with the support of our partners and our donors. We will alert you to new, important publications, projects, events and high-level fora taking place around the world on AMR.
We will also focus on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for AMR. And while the pandemic has stretched resources and health systems everywhere, it has highlighted the crucial importance of implementing the interventions that lie at the core of national AMR plans, such as systems strengthening, infection prevention and control, laboratory strengthening, antimicrobial stewardship, WASH, and supply chain management, to name a few.