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World Health Organization releases survey about its antimicrobial resistance activities

The World Health Organization (WHO) has invited stakeholders from around the world to participate in a short survey about their activities for prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The WHO has been engaged in this field for many years, but has renewed its focus after the release of the Global Report on Surveillance in 2014 and the adoption of the Global Action Plan in May 2015.

The purpose of the survey is to collect information about the views and perceptions of professionals working with AMR on the WHO’s previous efforts, and how their future activities should be prioritized. It is hoped that this research project can help to support the WHO in the challenging process of implementing the Global Action Plan. Dr Sprenger, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) secretariat for antimicrobial resistance, has expressed his support for the survey. The results of the survey will be presented at conferences as well as in peer-reviewed journals.

The survey is anonymous and will be sent to a relatively high number of respondents. We will not be able to identify participants.

The survey should be completed in less than 10-15 minutes. The survey can be accessed here: World Health Organization AMR Survey.