WHA68.7 - Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. WHA Resolution; Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, 2015
(2015; 4 pages) [Arabic] [Chinese] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Abstract

REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to implement the actions for the Secretariat in the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance;
  2. to ensure that all relevant parts of the Organization, at headquarters, regional and country levels, are actively engaged and coordinated in promoting work on containing antimicrobial resistance, including through the tracking of resource flows for research and development on antimicrobial resistance in the new global health research and development observatory;
  3. to strengthen the tripartite collaboration between FAO, OIE and WHO for combating antimicrobial resistance in the spirit of the “One Health” approach;
  4. to work with the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on antimicrobial resistance, Members States,1 FAO and OIE, and other relevant partners to develop a framework for monitoring and evaluation in line with principle five of the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance;
  5. to develop and implement, in consultation with Member States1 and relevant partners, an integrated global programme for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance across all sectors in line with the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance;
  6. to establish a network of WHO Collaborating Centres to support surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and quality assessment in each WHO region;
  7. to develop, in consultation with Member States1 and relevant partners, options for establishing a global development and stewardship framework to support the development, control, distribution and appropriate use of new antimicrobial medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions, while preserving existing antimicrobial medicines, and promoting affordable access to existing and new antimicrobial medicines and diagnostic tools, taking into account the needs of all countries, and in line with the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, and to report to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly;
  8. to work with the United Nations Secretary-General and bodies in the United Nations system to identify the best mechanism(s) to realize the investment needed to implement the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, particularly with regard to the needs of developing countries;
  9. to elaborate, in consultation with the United Nations Secretary-General, options for the conduct of a high-level meeting in 2016, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, including potential deliverables, and to report to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly through the 138th Executive Board;
  10. to provide support and technical assistance to countries, with a specific focus on low- and middle-income countries;
  11. to set aside adequate resources for the Secretariat, in line with the Programme budget 2016–2017 and the Twelfth General Programme of Work, 2014–2019 for implementing the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance;
  12. to submit biennial reports on progress achieved in implementing this resolution to the Seventieth, Seventy-second and Seventy-fourth World Health Assemblies, and to produce an interim report to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
 
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