World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

Each year, 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could reach a pandemic level in the near future. Below are some highlights of SIAPS’ work toward the containment of AMR.

AMR: A global and urgent health threat
How can we contain AMR? What actions are needed? Learn more with SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor Mohan Joshi’s brown bag “The Antimicrobial Challenge: No Room for Complacency” and the Q&A: No Time to Waste in Preventing AMR on the risks related to AMR and the challenges and response to contain it.

Combating AMR with strong health systems
Antimicrobial resistance can only be contained by strengthening the systems through which health services and medicines are provided. This technical brief describes critical interventions implemented by the program to help combat AMR. More>>



Building strong coalitions against AMR
SIAPS is calling for the establishment of coalitions to defeat AMR by engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors and by prioritizing effective and locally relevant actions to contain the spread of drug-resistant infections. More>>



Enhancing individual capacity building to help defeat AMR
SIAPS aims to build and enhance individual capacity to ensure that health workers have the right skills to meet population needs and the appropriate tools to do so. More>>


Systems-based approaches to improving medication adherence
The objectives of this publication are to provide a rationale for health systems strengthening approaches to address the challenges related to adherence as well as adherence strategies and tools for resource-constrained settings. More>>



Capacity building to defeat AMR
Devex journalist Amy Lieberman featured SIAPS’ work and actions to improve capacity building efforts to combat AMR. More>>