Catalyzing the Potential of Regional Action to Combat AMR

Well-coordinated surveillance strategies and information-sharing platforms are critical in generating evidence that can be used to reduce the impact of AMR at the local, national, regional and global level.
AMR and AMU/C national surveillance systems are being systematically strengthened in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through UKAID’s Fleming Fund programme and other global initiatives. However, regional-level action in enhancing collaboration, coordination and information to mitigate AMR issues has not received the same attention. The RADAAR initiative aims to build the information necessary to develop a regional framework and platform for the sharing of One Health AMR and AMU/C data to the regional level, towards guiding regional and national policy and planning to combat AMR.

The sharing of data and information has remained a challenge and is limited by barriers at different levels. To address this issue, these assessments aimed to :

  • Identify barriers across the animal and human health sectors to the sharing of One Health AMR and AMU/C data,
  • Map current data pathways
  • Assess current gaps and impediments where involvement at the regional level could add value
  • Collect thoughts and ideas from national, regional and global decision-makers and implementers on the utility and expectations of a regional level data foundation.

The three reports – led and developed by RADAAR consortium partner Public Health Surveillance Group (PHSG) – provide critical insights on data-sharing and the use of One Health data in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

  • Download the regional reports ‘Catalyzing the Potential of Regional Action to Combat AMR’