AMR Governance Structure
AMR National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Group
Contributing Ministries: Ministry of Health and Sanitation; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security; Environmental Protection Agency
AMR Action Plan
An AMR and AMU situation analysis was produced in May 2017, by an informal AMR National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Group with focal points for human, environment and animal health. The intention was to provide baseline information on the status of AMR in Sierra Leone and identify gaps and challenges in curbing AMR.
Antimicrobial resistance is included in the inter-agency 5-year GHSA Road map for Sierra Leone (April 2016) for both human and animal health sectors. The National Infection Prevention and Control Action Plan (2016 – 2019) states its intention to establish a HAI/AMR surveillance system in all hospitals in collaboration with Lab and Surveillance programmes by the end of January 2019.
There is an MoU between the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency to implement One Health in the country. The aim of the MoU is to respond jointly to public health threats using a One Health Approach, especially through health promotion, early detection, timely response and post-outbreak management.