Kenya plans to role out AMR policy and plan

Geneva, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu met the WHO Director General Special representative, Dr. Hajima Inoue at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to discuss implementation of Kenya’s Antimicrobial resistance Policy & Action Plan.

The CS noted that Kenya is committed to the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance and the resolution WHA68 and has completed the development of its National Policy and Action Plan on the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance from a One Health Approach through building consensus with multiple stakeholders.

“We are now geared towards the operationalization of the plan and we need to mobilize resources both domestic and external funding to support the implementation of the priority areas identified in the National Action Plan, which include research and development, increasing and sustaining awareness of and knowledge on antimicrobial resistance among the public and health professionals,” the CS said.