AMR tripartite project

2022 in retrospective: the main milestones of the AMR tripartite project


The main objective of the tripartite project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance” is to contribute to strengthening the control of antimicrobial resistance in the region, with the main focus on 7 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Despite the still visible consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2022 was very productive in the Americas, both in terms of implementation of the activities planned for this period in the project’s agenda, as well as in the communication strategy and visibility of these activities.

Some of the activities worth highlighting are:

  • The training “Phenotypic methods, screening tests and molecular methods applied to the diagnosis of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the framework of One Health”, conducted by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INEI) – ANLIS “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán”. This training consisted of a 9-meeting virtual stage and a 3-day face-to-face practical stage at the Central Laboratory of the Agrifood Health and Quality Service (SENASA), where participants from the project countries put into practice the knowledge acquired.
  • Participation along with Wildlife Focal Points in the international conference of the Wildlife Disease Association in Madison, USA. The theme of the conference was “Holistic Solutions for Wildlife Health” and featured a special session by WOAH.
  • Hosting a regional webinar on the importance of public-private participation in the Americas, organized in conjunction with the Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Aquaculture (CASA) of Chile.
  • Regional social media campaign, and the quadripartite regional webinar (WOAH, FAO, PAHO and UNEP) that addressed the prevention of AMR in aquatic animals within the framework of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW).
  • The workshop “How to develop public-private partnerships to fight antimicrobial resistance?” which took place in Asunción, Paraguay, attended by 60 public and private sector representatives from the 7 countries participating in the project.
  • The production of an institutional video on the Control and Monitoring Programme in digital media carried out by SENASA in Argentina, as part of the communication strategy of success stories in the region.

In addition, virtual meetings were held with the project focal points to discuss project progress and planned actions.

The work plan for this new year, the last year of project implementation, includes a significant increase in face-to-face activities. The objective is to continue working on the proposed objectives and consolidate the achievements already reached.

About the project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance”

To strengthen the control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the Americas region, tripartite (WOAH, FAO and PAHO) is implementing the project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance” funded by the European Union. The seven beneficiary countries of the project are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

The objective of this project is to support the selected countries in the implementation of their National Action Plans (NAP), share experiences, advocate best practices and promote collaboration