Antimicrobial Resistance and Faith-inspired Engagement

Author: Wilma Z. Mui

June 1, 2019

With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the rise and becoming a growing global health concern, the WHO released a Global Action Plan in 2015 to address the issue. Although faith-inspired organizations (FIOs) play a critical role in health care globally, the Global Action Plan contained no reference to their potential role in combating AMR. To a significant extent, this omission is due to the fact that many FIOs work on local grassroots efforts and are often excluded from high-level discussions and planning meetings. This white paper by Wilma Z. Mui argues that the omission is a critical oversight, as increased partnerships and coordination between FIOs and government entities, multilateral organizations, and bilateral organizations can lead to improved and more comprehensive efforts in the fight against AMR.

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