Is there progress since the implementation of Kenya AMR National policy and action plan?
Under the plan, the Ministry of Health is expected to recruit 28 hospitals as surveillance sites by the year 2022. Kenya has also launched a national AMR surveillance strategy, a communication strategy on containment and prevention of AMR, an Infection prevention and control strategy and a health database for 19 sites.
Antimicrobial resistance affects all countries and resistant bacteria do not respect boundaries and achievement of SDGs will be a mirage if nothing is done. To address Antibiotic Resistance there is need for commitment to invest in stronger laboratory systems, promoting good quality medicine, implement and enforce AMR policies among humans, animals and agriculture.
Advocacy tours will be conducted around the country to listen to concerns of citizens as part of the facilitation of data collection which will help in surveillance and control of AMR.
Boosting innovation in AMR?
15 OCT 2020: online Kick Off event AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021
The AMR Innovation Mission UK 2020/2021 aims to add to the global curbing of AMR by boosting joint early & translational research, R&D, clinical development, validation, registration and commercialisation of vaccines, microbial diagnostics and antimicrobial products.