Asia Pacific Report

Moderated by Dr Jyoti Joshi (Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy) and Manu Eraly (WHO), the session had official presentations from India, Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand. Discussions centered around progress made towards AMR NAP implementation and associated challenges in the region.

In November 2021, ICARS was proud to partner with Wellcome Trust, the Fleming Fund, UN Foundation, UNICEF, World Bank and the governments of Colombia, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia, Thailand and Zambia, to organise the Third Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Conference. The event brought together global stakeholders – policymakers, civil society organisations, professionals, academics, and the private sector – across all regions of the world, to discuss solutions and invigorate action to tackle AMR. With a focus on sharing lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries, the conference provided concrete examples of how to successfully prioritise and implement AMR National Action Plans (NAPs) during a time of significant pressure on healthcare systems.
This report, developed by ICARS, synthesises the rich discussions and key themes emerging from the Asia Pacific regional session at the conference. We hope that the content is a useful resource for others working in the region, who can take forward the lessons learnt to support national action to mitigate AMR in their countries. Special thanks to Philip Mathew and Jyoti Joshi (ICARS AMR Advisors) for their work synthesising the discussions for this session’s report.


Resource type: Report

Date: 30. July 2023

Author: ICARS

Region: Asia

Sector: One Health