Advocacy to Drive AMR Policy: A country Guide

The ‘Country Guide’ provides a practical, step-by-step approach, adaptable to the country context, to: raise AMR on the policy agenda; engage and influence policy-makers; and inform and support the introduction of new – and changes to/enforcement of – policies, and implementation of AMR National Action Plans (NAPs). It is aimed at – primarily national and subnational – AMR stakeholders who can influence policy-makers to adopt and/or develop policies to address AMR, in line with National Action Plans (NAPs):

  • Policy stakeholders and technical stakeholders – who have access to policy-makers/politicians – can utilize the Guide to present research, evidence, policy briefs to policy-makers, though formal structures and informal meetings.

  • Patient groups, professional associations, and academics can use the Guide to highlight the AMR threat, using access to policy-makers through formal structures and professional networks.

  • Non-governmental/civil society organizations can utilize the Guide in building coalitions of stakeholders, and gathering a groundswell of support for addressing AMR.

  • The private sector – including pharmaceutical companies, private hospitals, veterinarians, livestock industry, farmers – can use the Guide to explore potential public-private-partnerships.

  • The media can use the Guide to enhance public awareness and influence opinion, and influence and encourage policy-makers.