The use of the WHO costing and budgeting tool for National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Sierra Leone: Lessons learned
In order to implement National Action Plans (NAPs) on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), those making funding decisions need to understand how much activities will cost, what is already being funded, and how to leverage additional funding. Sierra Leone was the first country to pilot test the prototype WHO costing and budgeting tool resulting in a fully costed two-year operational plan for its’ National Action Plan on AMR. The lessons learned from the pilot along with additional pilots in Paraguay, Jamaica and Somalia were instrumental in finalizing the WHO costing and budgeting tool for national action plans on AMR, which was launched in October 2021. Funding for the pilot was provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK aid/ Fleming Fund).
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