Spotlight 06/08/2018 Interagency Coordination Group – AMR discussion papers open for feedback

Due to report to the United Nations Secretary-General in 2019, the Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on AMR aims ‘to provide practical guidance for approaches needed to ensure sustained effective global action to address antimicrobial resistance’. In seeking to do so, the IACG has been consulting with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). It has looked at public awareness and communication, the production of National Action Plans on AMR, optimisation and innovation, access, governance, surveillance and monitoring, and alignment with SDGs.

Following this initial review, the IACG has to date produced two sets of discussion papers. The first set, on R&D, National Action Plans, and surveillance and monitoring, was open for consultation until early July, and consolidated comments have been issued together with a second set of papers on governance, optimisation, and bridging the gap between communication and collective action on AMR. These papers, and the consolidated comments from the first set, are available online; the consultation on these papers is open for feedback until 31 August 2018. All interested stakeholders, from state level to individual, are invited to contribute.