The Ministry of Health (MOH) has made efforts to help mitigate the impact of AMR on the health of Ghanaians, as well as the health system in Ghana. The MOH inaugurated the Ghana AMR Stakeholder Platform in 2011 to develop the needed interventions necessary to manage AMR in Ghana. The MOH also embraced the ReAct (Action against antibiotic resistance) project to support national efforts at combating AMR. The results from the above work is a comprehensive and specific policy which is intended to support the existing health system to work in such a manner as to minimize the effect of AMR.
'Antibiotic resistant could lead to untreatable infections', this has been the concern of public health experts for years. The Obama administration is stepping up its efforts to combat the problem of antibiotic resistance. President Obama signed an executive order, Thursday 18th September 2014, establishing a new inter-agency task force charged with developing a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read more...
As part of efforts to facilitate expedited action on the assessment of knowledge attitudes beliefs and practices study, a team was put together made up of officers from the Ghana National Drugs Programme and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Deputy Chair of AMR policy platform) to visit and offer support to the process.
A report form this monitoring activity is available for download.