AMR Action plan launched
November 18, 2015 9:04 pm
The Fiji National AMR Action Plan has been launched.
The plan will provide the pathway for Fiji to protect the public from the threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Health Minister Jone Usamate says the Plan will provide a strategic direction for the country.
“To counter the impact of antimicrobial resistance or AMR, the World Health Assembly urged member states to develop National AMR Plan before May 2017. Fiji has taken the step further with the development of its National AMR plan in 2015. Furthermore the establishment of the National AMR committee is to ensure that the plan is EXECUTED and the objectives achieved.”
The Plan was launched together with the Antibiotic Week.
The theme for this year’s awareness week is “Handle with Care”.