Supporting the countries in fighting antimicrobial resistance: WHO manual for national plans and library of best practices


A manual for developing national action plans to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been released by the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The aim of this manual is to support the implementation of the strategic objectives of the Global Action Plan on AMR, adopted in 2015.

The countries can use the manual in the initial phase of developing new or refining existing national action plans on AMR. The proposed approach can be adapted to their specific needs, circumstances and available resources of each individual country.

A number of supporting tools have also been developed, as well as a library of existing, publicly available national action plans on AMR to provide information on best practices.