Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a threat to human health, modern medicine, as well as a risk to animal health and food production. The South African Antimicrobial Resistance National Strategy Framework, now in its second edition (2018-2024), was developed to guide the implementation of activities to limit further increases in resistant microbial infections and improve patient outcomes.

The strategy represents a One Health Approach and requires participation and collaboration amongst stakeholders in the human, animal and environmental health, positioned in both the private and public sectors, to ensure successful implementation. To support implementation of the activities listed in the implementation plan, resources and additional guidelines have been developed and can be accessed in the AMR resource pack below. All the resources have been uploaded to correspond with the respective Strategic Objectives and Enablers listed in the Strategy.

Antimicrobial resistance national action plan and implementation plan

Optimise surveillance and early detection of AMR and antimicrobial use

Enhance infection prevention and control and biosecurity

Promote appropriate use of antimicrobials in human and animal health

Communication and awareness


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