Translating AMR Data and Evidence into Effective Policies:Lessons and insights from a collaborative pilot initiative between RADAAR (IVI) and EVIPNet (WHO)

RADAAR Symposium, 18:00-20:00 KST, 7 March 2023
Implementation of the evidence-informed policy (EVIP) pilot initiative​

Tanja Kuchenmüller (Lead, Evidence to Policy and Impact unit, WHO HQ) and Professor Fadi El-Jardali (Health Policy and Systems, American University of Beirut [AUB], and Founder/Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at AUB) provided an overview of the EVIP initiative.

The four participating pilot countries presented their work undertaken during the initiative, leading up to the final Evidence Brief for Policy (EBP):

  1. Bangladesh: Dr Shahriar Rizvi (Medical Microbiologist, Evaluator of Communicable Disease Control, National focal point of AMR containment).
  2. Malawi: Tapiwa Elizabeth Moyo (Pharmacist, Malawi Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority, and Consultant for the RADAAR pilot project).
  3. Nepal: Dr Madan Kumar Upadhyaya (Chief, Quality Standards and Regulation Division, Ministry of Health and Population).
  4. Uganda: Dr Michael Kimaanga (Senior Veterinary Inspector, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries).
RADAAR assessment of the EVIP initiative

RADAAR conducted an assessment of the pilot initiative during January-February 2023 amongst training participants from Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, and Uganda, together with regional/global stakeholders (comprising an Online Survey, country Focus Group Discussions, and Key Informant Interviews). The ‘Key insights from the assessment of the pilot initiative: recommendations for potential scaling-up in RADAAR Phase-2’ were presented at the symposium. This included a moderated discussion/ Q&A.

  • Link to the RADAAR-EVIPnet Pilot Initiative Assessment Report: here
RADAAR Policy Advocacy Country Guide release

During 2022-23, following demand from Fleming Fund priority countries, RADAAR co-developed the ‘Advocacy to Drive AMR Policy: A Country Guide’ with country, regional, and global AMR stakeholders. The Guide provides tools for countries to raise AMR on the policy agenda, engage and influence policy-makers, and inform and support the implementation of AMR National Action Plans and policy initiatives. The Guide was released at the Symposium.

  • Discover more about the Policy Advocacy Country Guide from here

The next steps

The next steps for RADAAR were presented by Satyajit Sarkar (Principal Investigator, and RADAAR Policy & Advocacy Lead).