Ghana has been pursuing efforts towards the development of a comprehensive policy to contain AMR/ABR. The ABR agenda has far reaching dimensions and is on the agenda of a number of global health partners including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Swedish International Development Organization (SIDA), who have supported Ghana through the Uppsala University governed ReAct Project-Uppsala, to forge the way forward on ABR containment in Ghana.
The Ghana Ministry of Health (MOH) in addition to the above, continues the pursuit for ABR containment.
This was even clearer when the Ghana MOH took part of a high-level meeting organized by the Swedish Think Tank-Dag Hammerskjold Foundation from 10th-12th June 2014. The representative of the Minister of Health was Mrs Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, MOH. The agenda was "Antibiotic Resistance - Towards National and Global Solutions" and gave attention to how national approaches would dovetail into global mechanisms to solve and contain the ABR process as well as its economic and public health consequences.
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