Eritrea: Honorable Ministers Signing Ceremony On the 5-Year National Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance

  03 February 2021

The 5-year Eritrean National Action Plan (NAP) on combating Antimicrobial Resistance, 2021 – 2026, developed jointly with MOH, line ministries, and WHO was officially signed by the honorable Ministers on 28th December 2020, reiterating their commitment for implementation.

Honorable Minister of Health, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Land, Water and Environment, Minister of Marine Resources, signed the official document indicating their support and pledge to the NAP implementation and shared responsibility.

This is a milestone for Eritrea, as the joint development and implementation of the strategic plan mirrors the ongoing efforts of SDGs execution. Health has been a top priority in the country, and it continues to lead by bringing relevant sectors together, understanding the significant role other sectors play in the attainment of health-related SDGs.

The objectives of the strategic plan are centered on four critical elements:

– Education and Awareness on AMR;

– Research and Surveillance;

– Infection Prevention Control and

– Antimicrobial Use

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