Antimicrobial resistance

Meeting on monitoring of antimicrobial resistance: outcome and goal indicators

Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 8-9 June 2017

Scope and purpose

On 8-9 June 2017, a group of technical experts from around the world came together to discuss indicators to monitor and evaluate country and global efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as part of the Global Action Plan on AMR (GAP). The meeting was convened by WHO in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as the One Health Tripartite, and included experts from human health, animal health and agriculture backgrounds. The primary purpose of the meeting was to identify a set of performance indicators that can be used to track and communicate progress in achieving GAP goals at country and global levels. The intention was to focus indicator discussions on identifying outcome and goal measures, however the meeting ended up also emphasizing process and output measures, especially on the animal health side.

A summary report of the meeting which includes the list of participants is available below.