AMR Multi-Partner Trust Fund launched

21-06-2019 | |
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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the AMR Multi-Partner Trust Fund.

The AMR Trust Fund* has a 5-year scope, through 2024, and aims to scale up efforts to support countries to counter the immediate threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), arguably the most complex threat to global health.

One voice

The WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) speak with one voice and take collective action to minimise the emergence and spread of AMR. The aim is to:

  • Ensure that antimicrobial agents continue to be effective and useful to cure diseases in humans and animals
  • Promote prudent and responsible use of antimicrobial agents
  • Ensure global access to medicines of good quality

Range of activities

The immediate funding appeal is for $ 70 million, to be used to support countries and the implementation of the Tripartite’s AMR Workplan 2019-2020, particularly in providing technical support to countries designing National Action Plans on AMR and to scale up local action. Prominent among the AMR Trust Fund’s ultimate desired outcomes is a world where infectious diseases can continue to be treated with effective and safe antimicrobials and one in which resistance is monitored and controlled at a slower pace. The pathway to that success entails activities ranging from awareness raising and the drafting of national action plans to surveillance of AMR trends and better ensuring responsible antimicrobial sales and use patterns.

Source: FAO

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor