Prioritised Activities of Zambia's Multi-sectoral National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
Based on the Antimicrobial Global Action Plan, Zambia developed her multi-sectoral national action plan (NAP) on AMR in 2017 and has set ambitious targets to address the various facets and factors influencing development and spread of AMR in the local context. This report outlines the prioritized activities of Zambia’s plan. This report gives a clear sense of activities that should be initiated and completed across human, animal, agriculture and environment sectors along with timelines over the next five years. Five focus areas for year one are as follows: Collection, analysis and integration of the baseline information such as on consumption of antibiotics, status and capacity of laboratories and trends of AMR; Development and operationalization of policies on use of antibiotic growth promoters in food animals as well as the use of critically important antibiotics, particularly of highest priority; Integration of the AMR perspective in relevant policies; Monitoring the progress of national action plan implementation across different sectors and Publishing annual reports on status and progress.