Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform:
An Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform (MSPP) was set up on November 18 this year to mark the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW).
- The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform (MSPP) was launched jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health.
- The purpose of this newly established platform is to:
- Promote multidimensional action to combat antimicrobial resistance at the international, regional and national levels through action groups and formation of action plans.
- Create global momentum and high-level advocacy to combat antimicrobial resistance.
- Push for a global commitment to use antimicrobials in a responsible and prudent manner to ensure their effective utilization.
- The platform was recommended by the Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) in its 2019 report.
- The IACG recommended coordination between different stakeholders representing human, animal, plant and environmental health as well as agriculture, food and feed production to tackle antimicrobial resistance.