New policy brief on antimicrobial resistance

16 April 2019

Article: 53/1503

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has published a new policy brief which summarizes some of the key policy avenues for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Following the widely accepted ‘One Health’ approach to combating AMR, the brief aims to support the implementation of national action plans (NAPs) on AMR, drawing on numerous examples of effective policies implemented by European Union (EU) member states and involving the human, animal and environmental health sectors.

The policy brief was prepared to support the Romanian EU council presidency, which hosted a conference on ‘Next Steps to Making the EU a Good Practice in Combating Resistance to Antimicrobials’ in Bucharest, 1 March 2019.
It draws significantly on a forthcoming study, Challenges in Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Economic and Policy Responses, being co-produced by the Observatory and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Source: WHO, 9 April 2019