Global Framework for Development & Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. Draft Roadmap
(2017; 18 pages)


This document provides additional background information to WHA document A70/12 Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. It describes the current state of play and the way forward with respect to the establishment of a global framework for development and stewardship to combat antimicrobial resistance. The document was developed in close collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It builds upon the options for the development of such a framework presented to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.


On the basis of resolution WHA68.7 and as described in A69/24.Add. 1, the objectives of a global development and stewardship framework can be described as follows:

– Stewardship: preserve antimicrobial medicines by taking measures to promote control, appropriate distribution as well as appropriate use;

– Research & Development: develop new antimicrobial medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions for detecting, preventing and controlling antimicrobial resistance;

– Access: promote affordable access to existing and new antimicrobial medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools.

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