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Table 2 Selected recommendations relevant to MSC-AMR from the JEE baseline reports

From: Strengthening multisectoral coordination on antimicrobial resistance: a landscape analysis of efforts in 11 countries

Country Date of JEE baseline Recommendations for priority actions
Bangladesh May 2016 Finalize the National Action Plan on AMR in a manner that is aligned with the Global Action Plan. Public health and animal sectors to develop further collaborative projects focusing on surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial use [17]
Burkina Faso Dec 2017 Validate and implement the National Multisectoral Action Plan to fight against antimicrobial resistance. Establish a coordination and collaboration body for the different sectors involved in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, responsible among other things for the development and implementation of standard operating procedures [18]
Cameroon Sep 2017 Finalize, validate, and disseminate the national plan for the detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistant pathogens by integrating the private sector. Develop, validate, and disseminate a national plan for nosocomial infection control programs. Establish a multidisciplinary and multisectoral technical group to implement this plan according to the One Health approach [19]
Côte d'Ivoire Dec 2016 Develop a national institutional framework for the prevention and control of infections and AMR and establish set roles and responsibilities at all levels of the health pyramid in human and animal medicine. Develop a strategic action plan, based on WHO technical recommendations that is adapted to the reality on the ground and accompanied by a budgeted operational plan. Strengthen the capacity of all facilities with an important role to play under the new One Health policy. Increase advocacy and awareness-raising about AMR in the animal, agricultural, food and environmental sectors [20]
DRC Mar 2018 Design and implement a multisectoral national action plan for the detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistant pathogens, and for antimicrobial stewardship. Strengthen the capacity of staff and structures in the fight against antimicrobial resistance [21]
Ethiopia Mar 2016 Ensure intersectoral collaboration and continuous stakeholder communication and behavioral change within animal health and public health sectors. Implement an antimicrobial resistance stewardship program within animal health and public health sectors [22]
Kenya Feb 2017 Strengthen and fully implement antimicrobial stewardship activities in the human and animal health sectors [23]
Mali Jun 2017 Develop and implement a comprehensive national plan for the detection and notification of priority antimicrobial resistant pathogens, covering human and animal health, agriculture, food and the environment as part of the One Health approach. Develop an information and awareness program on AMR in the different sectors [24]
Senegal Nov 2016 Draw up a national action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, considering the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, which spans both animal and human health. Set up a coordination mechanism for different multisectoral operations concerning antimicrobial resistance. Better coordinate multisectoral operations and strengthen ties between human and animal health laboratories. Strengthen stakeholders’ capacities to implement the national action plan [25]
Tanzania—Mainland Feb 2016 Develop a national action plan to address antimicrobial resistance. This should align with the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, incorporating action by all relevant sectors, particularly from health, veterinary and agriculture sectors. The first step would be for the government to nominate a national task force and convene a multisectoral group with high-level leadership [26]
Tanzania—Zanzibar Apr 2017 Develop and implement the multisectoral national action plan on AMR [27]
Uganda June 2017 Develop a clear implementation plan for the National AMR Action Plan with monitoring and evaluation indicators and clear timelines for human, animal, food, plant, and environmental health sectors [28]