A Protocol for Active AMR Surveillance in Poultry

This document has been prepared to assist with designing an active surveillance programme for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria carried by healthy chickens that may contribute to AMR in humans. It is designed to strengthen a One Health approach to AMR surveillance.

The protocol is intended for use by technical specialists working in organizations involved with the Fleming Fund Grants programme; for example, government departments and institutions and country grantees implementing the programme as part of their country grant. It is designed to align with AMR surveillance guidelines prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (currently in preparation), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) GLASS, AGISAR, and Tricycle programmes (Mathieu et al., 2017).

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