Food and Agriculture Organization
A global cross-sectoral approach is required to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) work collaboratively as a tripartite with the aim of tackling AMR through a One Health approach. They support countries to develop and implement National Action Plans (NAPs) on AMR.
Since 2016 the Fleming Fund has provided funding to the FAO to tackle AMR as part of a joint proposal for funding from the Tripartite. Funding has been used to: support countries to develop and implement NAPs, develop global guidance and protocols on AMR and antimicrobial Consumption (AMC), support the establishment of effective AMR governance systems, increase the technical capacity of countries, raise awareness of AMR and change behaviours in targeted sectors, and support effective collaboration across the Tripartite.
This work creates the enabling environment for the generation, sharing, and use of AMR surveillance data and directly supports the implementation of the Fleming Fund country grants programme.
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
September 2016 – March 2020
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Vietnam, Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- to support the development and implementation of NAPs on AMR that are aligned with the global action plan on AMR, standards and guidelines established by intergovernmental bodies such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission and OIE
- to support integrated surveillance and reporting of AMR in human and animal health and agriculture
- to collect, consolidate and publish information on the global consumption of antimicrobial medicines
- targeted countries supported to implement Multisectoral NAPs aligned with global recommendations and standards
- regulatory frameworks assessed and strengthened
- laboratory capacities and related infrastructures of the food and agriculture sector strengthened to collect and share data on AMR and antimicrobial residues and actively contribute to integrated surveillance on AMR
- awareness raising, advocacy and changing behaviours in target sectors
Global Projects › West Africa | East and Southern Africa | South Asia | South East Asia
Global Projects › Ghana | Bangladesh | Nigeria | Laos | Vietnam