Pan-Africa workshop on effective implementation of National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance

This workshop was organized by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with Zambia’s national Antimicrobial Resistance Coordination Committee (AMRCC), led by the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) under the Ministry of Health, Zambia. It brought together 60 participants, including 20 from 10 different African countries on a common platform to learn from the experiences of Zambia.

Date: 22–24 January 2020
Venue: Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia

FIND Senior Access Officer, Rigveda Kadam, and Senior Technology Officer, Mo Tobin, gave a presentation on the One Health Surveillance Platform for Antimicrobial Resistance, co-developed with ZNPHI. This platform can be easily customized by other countries for in-country AMR surveillance.

Under the guidance of Zambia’s AMR Coordinating Committee (AMRCC) and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI; a technical arm of the Ministry of Health), FIND has been working to develop digital tools that can automatically extract One Health data from the health system for national and global reporting. These tools will retrieve data from existing systems in reference laboratories, such as the University Teaching Hospital, as well as data systems used by the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, and the Zambia Medical Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA). FIND has also helped create dashboards for easy visualization and analysis of the One Health surveillance data collected.